Princeton University Library Catalog

The world new made : figurative painting in the twentieth century / Timothy Hyman.

Author:
Hyman, Timothy [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
London : Thames & Hudson, [2016]
Description:
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Summary note:
Timothy Hyman argues that figuration never went away; abstraction was just one of the ways by which artists renewed pictorial language. This book is structured not as a general survey, but as an in-depth exploration of over 130 specific paintings, and accompanying artists' writings. Focusing on those painters who took a contrary path, he presents a case for these artists as a resistance of sorts. Starting with the oppressive stylistic imperative that set in as Cubism became a movement, he guides us through the Neue Sachlichkeit response to Expressionism, Intimism, 'outsiders' and the aftermath of Abstract Expressionism, towards a new kind of history painting. He shows how abstraction becomes a midwife to a new kind of figuration. A celebration of the richness of human-centred painting over the last century, Timothy Hyman's lavishly illustrated new book brings these often-marginalized artists centre stage. Together they offer a counter-argument to Western formalism, and a foundation for the figurative painters of the 21st century.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-247) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780500239452
  • 0500239452
LCCN:
2015959507
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