Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded by Kristine Stiles) / Edition 2

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded by Kristine Stiles) / Edition 2

by Kristine Stiles
     
 

First published in 1996, this irreplaceable resource-more than three hundred artists speaking for themselves on issues related to the production and philosophy of contemporary art-has now been updated, revised, and expanded by editor Kristine Stiles to represent thirty countries and more than one hundred new artists. Stiles has added forty images and a diverse

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First published in 1996, this irreplaceable resource-more than three hundred artists speaking for themselves on issues related to the production and philosophy of contemporary art-has now been updated, revised, and expanded by editor Kristine Stiles to represent thirty countries and more than one hundred new artists. Stiles has added forty images and a diverse roster of artists, including many who have emerged since the 1980s, such as Julie Mehretu, Kara Walker, Damien Hirst, Shirin Neshat, Cai Guo-Qian, Olafur Eliasson, Matthew Barney, and Takashi Murakami. The writings, which as before take the form of artists' statements, interviews, and essays, make vivid each artist's aesthetic approach and capture the flavor and intent of his or her work. The internationalism evident in this revised edition reflects the growing interest in the vitality of contemporary art throughout the world from the U.S. and Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520253742
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
1168
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
General Introduction to the Second Edition (Kristine Stiles)

1. Gestural Abstraction
2. Geometric Abstraction
3. Figuration
4. Material Culture and Everyday Life
5. Art and Technology
6. Installations, Environments, and Sites
7. Process
8. Performance Art
9. Language and Concepts

Notes
Index
The Bibliography may be downloaded at www.ucpress.edu/go/theories.

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