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The complex facets of Cubism remain relevant subjects in art history today, a century after Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed the revolutionary style.  This impressive collection of essays by international experts presents new lines of inquiry, including novel readings of individual objects or groups of works through close visual, material, and archival analysis; detailed studies of how Cubism related to intellectual and political movements of the early 20th century; and accounts of crucial moments in the reception of Cubism by curators, artists, and critics. Generous illustrations of paintings, drawings, and sculptures, some familiar but others virtually unknown, support this wide range of approaches to the pioneering works of Picasso, Braque, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300226188
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Series: Seminar Papers
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Harry Cooper is curator and head of the Department of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Table of Contents

Preface Elizabeth Cropper vii

Introduction Harry Cooper 1

Shadows, Shading, and Shades Emily Braun 7

The Cubist Still Life: Facture, Manufacture, and Displacement Lisa Florman 45

Cubism and Silence Linda Goddard 73

You Can Draw with Whatever You Like Maria Gough 99

Cubism and the Politics of Form Pepe Karmel 123

Cubism in Paris, 1953 Brigitte Léal 171

What Was Cubism? Charles Palermo 195

Cubist Equivalents: Picasso's Céret Sketchbook of 1913 Christine Poggi 225

Cubism Breaks Cover: Picasso and Parade in 1917 Peter Read 253

Cubism's Passion Sebastian Zeidler 287

Contributors 329

Index 333

Photographic Credits 345

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