Preface • 1. Observing the World: Paths to Abstraction 1910–14 • 2. Looking Inwards: Investigations 1912–20 • 3. Social Ideals: Constructing the Future 1920–39 • 4. Abstractions in Europe: 1939–56 • 5. Focus on Expression: USA 1939–56 • 6. Objective Approaches: Abstract Art 1956–78 • 7. Crises in Abstraction: 1979–89 • 8. Extending the Canon: Diffusions of Identity and Place since the 1990s • 9. Abstraction in the Expanded Field
A succinct but thorough introduction to abstract art since 1900, revised and updated.
Anna Moszynska pioneered the study of contemporary art at Sotheby's Institute during the late 1980s, and oversaw the development of the MA in Contemporary Art. In addition to writing books she has contributed to journals including Tate, Apollo, Arts Review, TLS and Art Monthly. Moszynska is an art critic for BBC Radio 3 and a member of the International Art Critics Association.