(Now in Paperback "A truly marvelous book. Braun welds tog...)
Now in Paperback "A truly marvelous book. Braun welds together fresh insights and impeccable scholarship, and expresses both with clarity and grace . . . while establishing original, now unbreakable connections between the art and architecture of the ancient Americas and the arts of the modern era. I learned something new on every page."-Pete Hamill Until this trailblazing 1993 book, now reissued in paperback, much attention had been given to the connection between modern art and indigenous African forms, while pre-Columbian sources of modern art had been largely unexplored. Correcting this oversight, Barbara Braun offers an in-depth look at Paul Gauguin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Diego Rivera, Henry Moore, and Joaqun Torres Garca and the pre-Columbian forms that provided inspiration for their art, dramatizing the often surprising comparisons in over 300 striking illustrations. Together with an overview of more recent artists who continue to be indebted to ancient American forms and ideas, this "groundbreaking, exciting study fills a major gap in our understanding of modern art."-Publishers Weekly BARBARA BRAUN, scholar, author, and literary agent, has written many articles for such publications as ART-news, Art in America, Connoisseur, the Village Voice, and Publishers Weekly (where she was art publishing correspondent). Her recent books include Arts of the Amazon. She lives in New York City. 311 illustrations, 97 in full color, 9 x 113/4"
Braun's publications include Pre-Columbian Art and the Post-Columbian World: Ancient American Sources of Modern Art, which assesses the work of several creative modernists who were influenced by Pre-Columbian ceramics, pottery, and paintings, including sculptor Henry Moore, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and painters Paul Gaugin, Paul Klee, Diego Rivera, and Joaquin Torres-Garcia.
A Publishers Weekly reviewer declared the book a “groundbreaking, exciting study [that] fills the gap in our understanding of modern art.” That critic also lavished praise on Pre-Columbian Art and the Post-Columbian World for its inclusion of three-hundred-plus plates that “set modern and Pre-Columbian works side by side in astonishing juxtapositions”.
Braun is also the author of A Weekend with Diego Rivera, a children’s book on the prominent Mexican artist.
She is a contributor to periodicals, including Art in America.
(The modern Mexican artist talks about his life and work a...)1994
(Now in Paperback "A truly marvelous book. Braun welds tog...)1993