Twentieth-century reception and representation of Czech modernist art within the UK and Anglo-American writings

Bell, Rebecca (2007) Twentieth-century reception and representation of Czech modernist art within the UK and Anglo-American writings. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis surveys the receptions and representation of Czech Modern and Modernist visual art within Anglo-American art historical texts and exhibition spaces from 1906 to the present day. It particularly focuses on the representation and understanding of Czech art within Britain, investigating a series of case studies in the form of exhibitions of Czech Modernism, and seminal texts published on the subject. Through studying the representation of Czech art within British exhibition spaces and institutions, I will question the dominant attitudes and definitions brought to Czech Modernism by Anglo-American writing and curatorial practice. Art historical texts will be supplemented by historical, political, and sociological texts, as well as press releases and journal articles, both by Czech and British authors, in an attempt to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the terms though which Czech Modernist art is represented and received within Britain.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Art history, art and literature, Czechoslovakia.
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Supervisor's Name: Kinchin, Dr. Juliet and Stirton, Prof. Paul
Date of Award: 2007
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2007-71909
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 14:53
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.71909
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71909

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