Constructed Abstract Art In England.




Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.


New Haven and London



Item Description

4to. 10 x 11.5 inches. 287 + [1] pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy. Illustrated by 209 text figures in colour and black and white and by 2 facsimiles in Appendices. Decorated by title page vignette. Pictorial endpapers. Much admired as a realist painter, Victor Passmore (1908-98), suddenly converted to constructed abstract art in 1948. He was followed by Kenneth and Mary Martin, Adrian Heath, Anthony Hill, and the sculptor, Robert Adams, later joined by John Ernest and Gillian Wise. This study examines the work of the avant garde group, including their exhibitions and publications from 1951, and the work of the individual artists. The author draws on personal discussions with the artists and extensive archival materials. He examines the continental roots of their constructed abstract art and their links with their contemporaries.

[Stock No. 25850]

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