Frameworks for Modern Art / Edition 1

Frameworks for Modern Art / Edition 1

by Jason Gaiger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300102283

ISBN-13: 9780300102284

Pub. Date: 02/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

Frameworks for Modern Art provides a general introduction to the art of the twentieth century. The opening chapter discusses key concepts such as modernity, modernism, autonomy, spectatorship and globalisation. It is followed by four case studies, each of which is devoted to a specific artwork chosen from across the span of the century: Marcel Duchamp's Bottlerack,…  See more details below

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Frameworks for Modern Art provides a general introduction to the art of the twentieth century. The opening chapter discusses key concepts such as modernity, modernism, autonomy, spectatorship and globalisation. It is followed by four case studies, each of which is devoted to a specific artwork chosen from across the span of the century: Marcel Duchamp's Bottlerack, Barnett Newman's Eve, Ana Mendieta's Silueta series, and Yarla by the Indigenous Australian Yuendumu community. These artworks have been selected not only for their intrinsic interest, but for the way in which they open up wider questions of meaning and interpretation that are central to understanding twentieth-century art. Topics include the relation of the modernist mainstream to later postmodernist standpoints, the status of the art object, the development of a fully abstract art, the role of gender and identity in the expanded field of art and the globalisation of art practice. Frameworks for Modern Art is the first in a series of four books about twentieth-century art. Each book can be read independently and is accessible to the general reader. However, as a series they form the main texts of an Open University third-level course, Art of the Twentieth Century, which examines the fundamental changes that took place in the concepts and practices of art during the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102284
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Series:
Art of the Twentieth Century
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1Art of the twentieth century5
Ch. 2Interpreting the readymade : Marcel Duchamp's Bottlerack57
Ch. 3Abstract art : reading Barnett Newman's Eve105
Ch. 4The expanding field : Ana Mendieta's Silueta series153
Ch. 5Exhibiting the 'other' : Yuendumu community's Yarla207

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