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Cosmos: From Romanticism to the Avant-garde

Titre : Cosmos: From Romanticism to the Avant-garde 
Auteur : Collectif 
Éditeur : Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal en collaboration avec Gallimard 
Format : Relié 
Pages : 396 
Illustrations : 399 
Langue : Anglais 
Date de publication : Janvier 1999 
ISBN : 9782891923910 


Résumé : 

This major exhibition catalogue draws attention to how aesthetic traditions (from Romanticism to the last avant-garde) relate to the conquests of explorers and technological discoveries by scientists. Fourteen authors elaborate upon the discovery of outer space, while discussing the following subjects: the relationship between artistic creation and natural science; the notion of America as the promised land; the polar regions; lunar photography; and imaginary cosmologies. Special attention is given to the ideas of three artist-scientists: Leonardo, Friedrich and Duchamp. Along with extensive critical information, the catalogue includes a list of images reproduced, as well as a list of works in the exhibition. Brief biographical notes on the artists and selected scientists.

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