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Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition (Jacqueline Barnitz)
Preface to the Second Edition (Patrick Frank)
Acknowledgments
Introduction: An Overview of the Nineteenth Century

Chapter 1. Modernismo and the Break with Academic Art, 1890-1934
Chapter 2. The Avant-Garde of the 1920s
Chapter 3. Social, Ideological, and Nativist Art: The 1930s, 1940s, and After
Chapter 4. Surrealism, Wartime, and New World Imagery, 1928-1964
Chapter 5. Torres-Garcia's Constructive Universalism and the Abstract Legacy
Chapter 6. New Museums, the Sao Paulo Biennial, and Abstract Art
Chapter 7. Functionalism, Integration of the Arts, and the Postwar Architectural Boom
Chapter 8. Geometric, Optical, and Kinetic Art from the 1950s through the 1970s
Chapter 9. Brazilian Concrete and Neoconcrete Art and Their Offshoots
Chapter 10. Neofiguration, Pop, and Environments: The 1960s and 1970s
Chapter 11. Graphic Art, Painting, and Conceptualism as Ideological Tools
Chapter 12. Some Trends of the 1980s and Early 1990s
Chapter 13. Toward a New Century

Notes
Selected Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index

About the Author

Jacqueline Barnitz (1923-2017) was a professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Patrick Frank first taught the history of Latin American modern art in a university context in 1995. He is the author of several books and articles on the subject, focusing especially on graphic art and art in Argentina. He is also the author or coauthor of two widely used introductory textbooks on art.

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. . . this is a thorough account of Latin American art and of the social and political issues that influenced it. * Choice *
Without a doubt, Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America was when first published and remains to date the clearest, least dogmatic, and most evenhanded survey of this material in English, for the academic as well as the general reader. * Hispanic American Historical Review *
Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America provides an engaging and balanced introduction to the major moments of modern and contemporary art in Latin America for the students and nonspecialists for whom it was written. * Latin American Research Review *

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