Themes in Contemporary Art / Edition 1

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Overview

In this fourth volume of the Art of the Twentieth Century series, the contributors address a fascinating variety of themes relating to art from the 1960s to the end of the century-the period of "postmodernism." The first of the book's seven chapters deals with the emergence in the 1960s of what has been called an "expanded field" for art activity. Other chapters discuss the consequences of Conceptual art for notions of the aesthetic; the Post-Conceptual practice of painting; practices of Post-Conceptual photography; video, performance, and installation art; and women's practice and the question of gendered and nongendered objects. The final chapter explores the globalization of art at the end of the twentieth century. Full color illustrations are featured throughout the volume.
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“This new series has much to commend it. It shows a keen awareness of recent artistic and critical developments, and it establishes a balance between setting the historical framework and analyzing themes and issues. These books, individually and as a group, provide an unusually coherent and comprehensive survey of the complex phenomenon of modern art over the whole course of the twentieth century.”—Alex Potts, University of Michigan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300102970
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/2004
  • Series: Art of the Twentieth Century
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,094,157
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 10.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Inside the whale: an introduction to postmodernist art 5
Chapter 2 Conceptual Art, the aesthetic and the end(s) of art 45
Chapter 3 Post-conceptual painting: Gerhard Richter's extended leave-taking 89
Chapter 4 Photography out of Conceptual Art 137
Chapter 5 I/Eye/Oculus: performance, installation and video 183
Chapter 6 Dream houses: installations and the home 231
Chapter 7 Art and globalisation 277
Further reading 315
Index 317
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