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Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39 - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

Bernard Vere


This book highlights sport as a key inspiration for an international range of modernist artists. With sport attracting large crowds, being written about in the press, filmed and broadcast, and with its top stars enjoying celebrity status, sport has claims to be the most pervasive cultural form of the early twentieth century. Modernist artists recognised sport’s importance in their writings and production. This book examines a diverse set of paintings, photographic works, films, buildings, and writings from artists in France, Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union to establish the international ap ... More

Keywords: Sport, modernism, painting, architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992507
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard Vere, author
Programme Director of the MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London