Valencia: Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez; Generalitat Valenciana; Aldeasa, 2000. b/w, duo tone and color plates (some fldg.), facs., cat., bios/chrons., b/w pict. d.j. (breaking at the hinges joints; partly ripped and separated from spine in upper T.p.; tender hinges; o/w text is very good, clean and solid). Item #87720
This well edited book is the second volume of a set comprising the collections of photographs and photomontages from the holdings of the IVAM. Author Monzó, curator of photography of IVAM, worked under the guideline that photomontage is another means of artistic creation, since its discovery and development are closely related to Modern Art evolution. The book includes a selection of photomontages that ranged from those created between the decades of 1900's to the 1930's by the great masters and pioneers of the technique: Dziga Vertov, Man Ray (Emmanuel Rudnitsky), Vaclav Zraly, László Peri, Gustav G. Klucis, George Grosz, Lazar M. Lissitzky, Josep Renau, and John Hearfdfiel (his work done for the magazine AIZ), the surrealist artists from the decades of 1940 and 1950 like: Marcel Duchamp, Raoul Hausmann and Grete Stern, the new generation of artists of the 1970's like John Baldesari, Gerhard Richter, Robert Smithson and Gordon Matta-Clark, Jorge Rueda, América (Juan Carlos) Sánchez and Joan Fontcuberta, finishing with the decade of the 1980's where the new photographic techniques are used by Andreas Müller-Pohle, John Goto, and Dis Berlin amongst others. Includes brief biographies of all artists.