From Space in Modern Art to a Spatial Art History: Reassessing Constructivism through the Publication "Circle" (1937)

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This book traces artists’ theories of constructive space in the first half of the twentieth century. Drawing on these concepts and recent theories on space, it develops a methodology termed ‘Spatial Art History’ that conceives of artworks as physical spatio-temporal things, which produce the social, to overcome the reductive understanding of art as a mere mirror or facilitator of society.


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin/Boston
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages233
ISBN (Electronic)9783110592733, 9783110595338
ISBN (Print)9783110594935
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameSpatioTemporality: Practices-Concepts-Media/ RaumZeitlichkeit: Praktiken-Konzepte-Medien
PublisherDe Gruyter
ISSN (Electronic)2365-323X


  • art, network theories, Constructivism in Britain, Modern Art, Spatial Turn, methodologies

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