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Item Number: 105707
Title: MALEVICH : Painting the Absolute
Author: Nakov, Andrei
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ISBN: 9781848220461
Description: London: Lund Humphries, 2010. 4 vols. 28cm., hardcover., 1596pp. with 1642 illus., many in color. Summary: Andréi Nakov's monumental 4-volume study of this prophetic artist is founded on many decades of research in Russia, Western Europe and the US. The author has uncovered many previously unknown documents, and sheds a new light on Malevich's pivotal role in the development of modern art, offering a radically new interpretation of a fascinating artist. Volume 1: Foreword, Heroic Overture; 1 From Kursk to Moscow: The growth of a vocation; 2 Impressionism Impressionist fervor: "Operations concerning light"; 3 Symbolism "The quest for the great cosmogonic myth"; 4 Expressionism Colors igniting in the painter's mind; 5 A "heroic aesthetic"; 6 Cubism The "significant volume"; 7 Futurism "The new rhythm"; 8 Cubo-Futurism "Stripping away the banal appearance of things"; 9 A reply to Futurism: "Changing quantity into quality"; 10 Transrationalism "On the threshold of a new spring": The revolution of Victory over the Sun; 11 "Planes are appearing"; 12 The Alogist revolution "Casting off the luggage of wisdom". Volume 2: 13 The dawn of Suprematism: The transition to "purely painterly" works; 14 Suprematism 1 The square, a "gateway to revelation"; 15 The 0.10 exhibition: Escaping from the "circle of things"; 16 Suprematism 2 "Forms must be given life"; 17 Suprematism 3 "Studying evanescent forces"; 18 Suprematism's impossible conquest of Moscow 19 Suprematism 4 A "philosophical color system"; 20 Suprematism 5 "The doctrine of the barren space"; 21 Prometheus assailed, or the difficulty of "bestowing spiritual gifts on one's contemporaries"; 22 Suprematism 6 The crux of Suprematist painting after 1919; 23 The barometer of incomprehension. Volume 3: 24 Conquering volumes: "Absolute architectonics devoid of any material utility"; 25 "Scanning the world from the pinnacle of art"; 26 Returning to shadows: A European repute and inner exile; 27 The quest for the "new image of man"; 28 Silent painting; 29 Ora pro nobis Domine. Volume 4: 30 A life of creation: A biographical survey; 31 Techniques, style and execution: The professionalism of Malewicz's practice of painting; Addendum and corrections to the Catalogue Raisonné; Bibliography; Index.

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