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The Music of Painting
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Peter Vergo is one of Britain's leading experts on modern German and Austrian art. H e was awarded the Golden Order of Merit by the Republic of Austria for his services to Austrian Art. He has curated exhibitions at the Tate (Abstraction: Towards a New Art), and Whitechapel Art Gallery (Emil Nolde). As editor of The New Museology he launched a controversial debate about the role of museums in society. The first of his two books about the relationship between art and music, entitled That Divine Order, was published by Phaidon in 2005.

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'A must have for anyone interested in why Modernism looks (and sounds) as it does.' Art Quarterly 'A constant source of delight - immensely informative - with its constantly engaging prose and many illustrations this book is extremely enjoyable as well as thought-provoking.' International Record Review 'lucid and engrossing' Michael Glover, The Independent, 26 November 2010 'cross disciplinary to-ing and fro-ing is elegantly orchestrated in this book by Peter Vergo, a must have for anyone interested in why Modernism looks (and sounds) as it does.' Charles Darwent, art critic for The Independent on Sunday, in Art Quarterly (magazine of The Art Fund), November 2010 'scholarly and sizable - its articulate prose and beautiful presentation [ - ] make it a worthy contender for your Christmas wish lists.' Claire Jackson, Muso, December 2010 'a constant source of delight - immensely informative - with its constantly engaging prose and many illustrations this book is extremely enjoyable as well as thought-provoking - I recommend The Music of Painting very warmly indeed' Nigel Simeone, International Record Review, July 2011 'examines a neglected aspect of the modernist era - Vergo [ - ] show[s] how music [ - ] helped painters legitimise the new abstraction of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He undercuts various myths along the way.' Rob Young, London Review of Books, 22 September 2011 'Over a long period, Peter Vergo has submitted music and the visual arts to sustained comparative analysis. Often on untrodden ground, for a time the only voice in British scholarship in this field, his work is consistently engaging and enlightening - Vergo teases logical sequences from dense histories - for instance the trajectory of Chopin-Delacroix-Baudelaire-Whistler-Debussy - The range and scope of the two volumes That Divine Order and The Music of Painting is astonishing - Together, these two volumes offer a dictionary of the subject that will be invaluable to scholarship for years to come. This latest study not only makes it clear once and for all the significance of the interchange of the arts, but, I would suggest, casts new light on Modernism itself.' Charlotte de Mille, The Burlington Magazine, June 2012

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