This book begins with an abbreviated background on the origins and development of European Modernism. This is followed by attention to a transitional phase moving art's center from Paris to New York. Next is examination of various phases of Contemporary Art as it evolved in this country. The coverage is broad - inclusive of Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American and Caucasian artists of both sexes and of every age group. The story is told against a background of socio-political events/affairs. There is a wealth of information augmented by selected visual matter that is listed with links for e-readers, greatly enhancing the portability of this art book. This feature allows readers to browse further and to learn via textual matter and visual/audio tapes. Targeted audiences include college students, artists, and general readers.
Published by iUniverse on 07/21/2019
Book details: 560 pages.
Co-published with the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Published by Psychology Press on 01/01/1996
Book details: 392 pages.
Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality? John Updike calls modern art "a religion assembled from the fragments of our daily life," but does that mean that contemporary art is spiritual? What might it mean to say that the art you make expresses your spiritual belief? On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art explores the curious disconnection between spirituality and current art. This book will enable you to walk into a museum and talk about the spirituality that is or is not visible in the art you see.
Published by Routledge on 12/15/2004
Book details: 152 pages.
Building on the scholarship of key art historians and theorists such as Judith Butler and Mieke Bal, Claudette Lauzon embarks upon a transnational analysis of contemporary artists who challenge the assumption that 'home' is a stable site of belonging.
Published by University of Toronto Press on 05/04/2017
Book details: 224 pages.
A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of scholarship in art history and visual studies, and pointing to future directions in the field. Contains dual chronological and thematic coverage of the major themes in the art of our time: politics, culture wars, public space, diaspora, the artist, identity politics, the body, and visual culture. Offers synthetic analysis, as well as new approaches to, debates central to the visual arts since 1945 such as those addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the role of the artist, technology and art, and the society of the spectacle.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 02/09/2009
Book details: 648 pages.
A rigorous, rewarding work, "Quoting Caravaggio" is at once a meditation on history as a creative, nonlinear process; a study of the work of Caravaggio and the Baroque; and a brilliant critical exposition of contemporary artistic expression. 62 color plates. 25 halftones.
Published by University of Chicago Press on 08/01/1999
Book details: 305 pages.
Published by NiekolaasJohannesLekkerkerk
Book details: 305 pages.
The relationships between Buddhist practice and the contemporary arts are explored in essays by writers from a range of disciplines and in interviews with influential artists in this timely, multifaceted volume, with contributions by Maya Lin, Stephen Batchelor, Bill Viola, Arthur Danto, and others.
Published by Univ of California Press on 07/21/2019
Book details: 280 pages.
Linda S. Kauffman turns the pornography debate on its head with this audacious analysis of recent taboo-shattering fiction, film, and performance art. Investigating the role of fantasy in art, politics, and popular culture, she shows how technological advances in medicine and science (magnetic resonance imaging, computers, and telecommunications) have profoundly altered our concepts of the human body. Cyberspace is producing new forms of identity and subjectivity. The novelists, filmmakers, and performers in Bad Girls and Sick Boys are the interpreters of these brave new worlds, cartographers who are busy mapping the fin-de-millennium environment that already envelops us. Bad Girls and Sick Boys offers a vital and entertaining tour of the current cultural landscape. Kauffman boldly connects the dots between the radical artists who shatter taboos and challenge legal and aesthetic conventions. She links writers like John Hawkes and Robert Coover to Kathy Acker and William Vollmann; filmmakers like Ngozi Onwurah and Isaac Julien to Brian De Palma and Gus Van Sant; and performers like Carolee Schneemann and Annie Sprinkle to the visual arts. Kauffman's lively interviews with J. G. Ballard, David Cronenberg, Bob Flanagan, and Orlan add an extraordinary dimension to her timely and convincing argument.
Published by Univ of California Press on 10/01/1998
Book details: 324 pages.
Making Historycollects the most provocative and insightful essays of Wu Hung, the esteemed scholar and critic of Chinese contemporary art and culture. Written in clear and readable prose, this volume contains detailed analyses of the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of the most exciting contemporary artists practicing today.
Published by Timezone 8 Limited on 07/21/2019
Book details: 278 pages.