Composition : a series of exercises in art structure for the use of students and teachers

by Arthur Wesley Dow ; with a new introduction by Joseph Masheck

First published in 1899, Arthur Wesley Dow's "Composition" has probably influenced more Americans than any other text to think of visual form and composition in relation to artistic modernity. While Dow is known as the mentor of Georgia O'Keeffe and Max Weber, his legacy as a proponent of modern art has suffered undeserved neglect by recent artists and art historians. In "Composition" Dow develops a system for teaching students to create freely constructed images on the basis of harmonic relations between lines, colors, and dark and light patterns. Greatly influenced by Japanese art, he expounds a theory of "flat" formal equilibrium as an essential component of telling pictorial creation. Generations of teachers and their public school pupils learned from Dow's orientalism and adopted basic postimpressionist principles without even knowing the term. The reappearance of Dow's practical, well-illustrated guide, enhanced by Joseph Masheck's discussion of its historical ramifications, is an important event for all concerned with the visual arts and the intellectual antecedents of American modernism.

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書名 Composition : a series of exercises in art structure for the use of students and teachers
著作者等 Dow, Arthur W.
Masheck Joseph
Dow Arthur Wesley
出版元 University of California Press
刊行年月 c1997
ページ数 177 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ 29 cm
ISBN 0520211561
9780520207493
NCID BA59971933
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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