Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015

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Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015

£20.00 £29.99

Edited by Iwona Blazwick and Magnus Af Petersens. With essays by Tanya Barson, Briony Fer, Jiang Jiehong and Tom McDonough.

Exploring how the universal visual language of geometric abstraction relates to society and politics, Adventures of the Black Square  traces a century of abstract art from 1915 to the present day, encompassing sculpture, film, photography, and painting. Beautifully illustrated in colour with works by almost 100 artists including Carl Andre, David Batchelor, Dan Flavin, Andrea Fraser, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Gabriel Orozco, Hélio Oiticica, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Rosemarie Trockel, Theo Van Doesburg, Zhao Yao and Andrea Zittel, the book also demonstrates how the movement’s revolutionary aesthetic continues to impact culture across the globe, presenting a chronological survey extending from Russia to Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, South America, and the US.

A co-publication between Prestel and Whitechapel Gallery.

Paperback, 288 pages, 230 x 275 mm

ISBN 978-3-7913-6595-4

First published 2015.

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