Joaquín Torres-García: South of Modernism, 1874-1949 : The Arcadian Modern
'Torres-García's own oeuvre looks as fresh today as the work of any of his progeny... The depth of his work and the stories behind it are handsomely represented in this exhibition and the five essays in the indispensible catalogue.' - Art in America
Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan, 1874–1949) was a central figure in the history of modernism in the Americas who was personally involved with a significant number of early avant-garde movements including Catalan Noucentismo, Cubism and Neo-Plasticism.
Published in conjunction with the first major, all-inclusive retrospective of the artist's work in the US since the 1970s, this richly illustrated publication presents Torres-García's long and wide-ranging career, from his early works in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century to his final works, made in Montevideo in 1949. The book includes his drawings, paintings, objects, sculptures and rare manuscripts.
Combining a chronological presentation with a thematic approach, the book is structured as a series of chapters interspersed with plates that encompass the artist's entire oeuvre, followed by an illustrated chronology and an extensive bibliography.
- Author: Luis Pérez-Oramas is the Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Date published: October 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0870709753
- Product Dimensions: 26.8 x 22.8 cm