Joaqu+¡n Torres-Garc+¡a (Uruguayan, 1874-1949) is one of the most complex and emblematic modern masters from the first half of the 20th century, whose work determined transformational paths for modern art on both sides of the Atlantic. Manifesting a profound impulse toward the avant-garde as much as the primitive, and stressing a schematic impulsion alongside a permanent fascination with the notion of utopia, he participated in some of the most crucial intellectual and artistic discussions of the past century. His personal involvement with a significant number of early Modern and avant-garde movements, from Catalan Noucentismo to Cubism, Ultraism- Vibrationism, and Neo-Plasticism, make him an unparalleled figure in the history of modernism in the Americas. Published in conjunction with the first major, all-inclusive retrospective of the artist's work in the US since the 1970s, this richly illustrated publication presents Torres-Garc+¡a's long and wide-ranging career, from the late 19th century to the 1940s, and includes drawings, paintings, objects and sculptures. Combining a chronological presentation with a thematic approach, the book is organized into five separate essays with interspersed plates, following an illustrated chronology and an extensive bibliography.
Museum of Modern Art
The Arcadian Modern