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COBRA: A HISTORY OF A EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDE MOVEMENT, 1948-1951. New, revised edition. Willemijn Stokvis. nai010 Uitgevers/Publishers, Rotterdam, 2016. Original edition published 1974. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 400 pp. with 450 col. ills. 29 x 24 cm. ISBN 9789462082663 In English.
Due date: December 2016. Publisher's description: Radical and transnational (the group's name derives from the main urban centers of the movement -- Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam), the postwar artist's group Cobra caused a revolution in modern art in just three years of active work that continues to influence artists to this day. Willemijn Stokvis' classic text on the group, Cobra: A History of a European Avant-Garde Movement was first published in 1974, and is now available in English for the first time, fully updated from the 1974 edition. In this comprehensive, richly illustrated volume, Stokvis (a leading authority on the movement) presents the history of Cobra through primary documents, conversations and correspondence conducted with the artists themselves and the movement's eyewitnesses. Cobra was active from its founding in November 1948 to its official disbanding in 1951, and included artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant and Corneille. Creative freedom, experimentation and social engagement were the driving forces of the movement, which married a primitivist eye for the raw creativity in the art of children and the mentally ill with a Marxist interpretation of the world to come.
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Worldwide Number: 814104
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