Foundations of Modern Art Author:Ozenfant, Translation by John Rodker One of the most stimulating books ever written by a great artist, "Foundations of Modern Art: is an artist's appreciation of the interrelationship of all forms of human creativity, from painting to writing, science to religion. It endeavors to isolate the great constants that have underlain all art from paleolithic cave-paintings to the most mod... more »ern French artistic movements.
This is not simply an art history, or a treatise on aesthetics, but a living imprisonment of the creative process in prose. Its limitless store of insights expressed in aphorism, and its unparalleled choice of illustration make it invaluable for all persons interested in art.
The author was one of the founders of the Purist school, which first showed that modern art need not be a rootless chaos, but could really be in the great tradition that has run through all human activity since the dawn of man.« less