Vorticism was born in London during the summer of 1914, as Europe teetered on the brink of a cataclysmic war. The Vorticists set out to break decisively with the past and to forge an art that expressed the dynamism of the modern age.
For the first time, drawing on new research, this book goes beyond a purely British interpretation of Vorticism, tracing the movement's connections with both New York and mainland Europe. Published to accompany a major, touring exhibition, with contributions from leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, this extensively illustrated catalogue provides a long overdue reassessment of a moment in art history that continues to reverberate down the years.
192 pages, soft cover