Making Art Concrete - Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Coleccion Patricia Phelps Cisneros - the exhibition catalogue from J. Paul Getty Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Making Art Concrete - Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Coleccion Patricia Phelps Cisneros

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A beautiful book exploring concrete and neo-concrete art from Argentina and Brazil 

In the years after World War II, artists in Argentina and Brazil experimented with geometric abstraction and engaged in lively debates about the role of the artwork in society. Some of these artists used novel synthetic materials, creating objects that offered an alternative to established traditions in painting-proposing that these objects become part of everyday, concrete reality. Accompanying an exhibition at the Getty and combining art historical and scientific analysis, Making Art Concrete presents works by Lygia Clark, Willys de Castro, Judith Lauand, Hélio Oiticica, and Rhod Rothfuss, among others with new spectacular photography.

The photographs, along with information about the now-invisible processes that determine the appearance of these works, are key to interpreting the artists' technical choices as well as the objects themselves. Indeed, this volume sheds further light on the social, political, and cultural underpinnings of the artists' propositions, making a compelling addition to the field of postwar Latin American art.

  • Author: Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Getty Research Institute
  • Hardcover: 332 pages
  • Date published: September 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1606065327
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • Product Dimensions: 26.8 x 24.9 cm

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