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The first book to document how artists of the early twentieth century responded to new scientific conceptions of reality In the early twentieth century, influenced by advances in science that included Einstein s theory of relativity and newly powerful microscopic and telescopic lenses, artists were inspired to expand their art to capture a new metareality that went beyond human perception into unseen dimensions In , the Hungarian poet Charles Sirato authored the Dimensionist Manifesto, signaling a new movement that called on artists to transcend all the old borders and barriers of the arts The manifesto was the first attempt to systematize the mass of changes that we now call modern art, and was endorsed by an impressive array of artists, including Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Cesar Domela, Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Ben Nicholson, Enrico Prampolini, and Sophie Taeuber Arp Dimensionism is the first book in English to explore how these and other Dimensionists responded to the scientific breakthroughs of their era The book, which accompanies a traveling exhibition, reproduces works by the manifesto s initial endorsers and by such artists as Georges Braque, Joseph Cornell, Helen Lundeberg, Man Ray, Herbert Matter, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Kay Sage, Patrick Sullivan, and Dorothea Tanning It also offers essays by prominent art historians that examine Sirato s now almost forgotten text and the artists who searched for a means of expression that obliterated old conceptions and parameters Appearing for the first time in English is Sirato s own History of the Dimensionist Manifesto, written inThe book brings aa long forgotten voice and text back into circulation Artists Alexander Archipenko, Jean Arp, Herbert Bayer, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, John Covert, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Cesar Domela, Marcel Duchamp, Harold Edgerton, Max Ernst, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Wassily Kandinsky, Gerome Kamrowski, Frederick Kann, Helen Lundeberg, Man Ray, Andre Masson, Roberto Matta, Herbert Matter, Joan Miro, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Henry Moore, Nina Negri, Ben Nicholson, Isamu Noguchi, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, Antoine Pevsner, Pablo Picasso, Enrico Prampolini, Anton Prinner, Kay Sage, Charles Sirato, Will Henry Stevens, Patrick Sullivan, Sophie Taeuber Arp, Yves Tanguy, Dorothea Tanning Copublished with the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College

1 thoughts on “Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein (The MIT Press)

  1. Modernist9252 Modernist9252 says:

    I saw this exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and was blown away by the topic The book allowed me to dive deep into the material and learn about how science informed the art of the 20th century It introduced me to the Dimensionist Manifesto of 1936 which I was floored to have never known about and reshaped my perception of artwork by legends like Duchamp, Noguchi, Calder, and Picasso A must read for anyone interested in modern art and an important addition to my art library