Pattern, Crime & Decoration

Publisher Les Presses Du Reel

ISBN 9782378961275

Idea Code 20273

This catalogue accompanies two exhibitions (at MAMCO, Geneva, and the Consortium Museum, Dijon) that highlight the groundbreaking, artist-led American art movement known as Pattern and Decoration. Active from the mid-1970s until the early ’80s, its rejection of the rigid tenets of formalism and embrace of decorative motifs and non-Western visual forms can be seen as a forerunner of many currents in art that followed. Using deconstructed shapes, dazzling colours, and mixed patterns, it was grounded in feminism and a refusal of the patriarchal, Eurocentric framework of modernism. Many artists from the movement are presented here in their historical and formal context.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 26 cm, hb, French/English


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