Themes Of Contemporary Art
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📒Themes Of Contemporary Art ✍ Jean Robertson
✏Themes of Contemporary Art Book Summary : Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 (Fourth Edition) is a unique introduction to eight important themes that have recurred in art over the past few decades-identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, and spirituality. Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel provide anintriguing and accessible guide that will stimulate students, gallery goers, and other readers to think actively and critically about visual art from 1980 to the present. The opening chapter provides a concise overview of the period, analyzing how key changes (the rise of digital media, a growingawareness of globalization, the influence of theory, the use of the Internet, and interactions with everyday culture) have resulted in an art world with dramatically expanded boundaries. Each of the remaining eight chapters features an introduction to one theme; a brief look at historical precedentsand influences; a detailed analysis of how contemporary artists have responded to and embodied aspects of the theme in specific works; and two in-depth and fascinating profiles of artists who have extensively explored aspects of the theme in his or her work.Generously illustrated in full color, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 (Fourth Edition) covers an international array of artists working with an immense variety of materials, techniques, subjects, and forms. A timeline that situates contemporary art in the context of major events inworld history, art, and popular culture enhances the engaging, readable text.
📒Themes In Contemporary Art ✍ Gillian Perry
✏Themes in Contemporary Art Book Summary : This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.
📒The Old Weird America ✍ Toby Kamps
✏The Old Weird America Book Summary : Edited by Polly Koch. Foreword by Linda Shearer. Introduction by Toby Kamps.
📒Playing At Home ✍ Gill Perry
✏Playing at Home Book Summary : Art Since the ’80s, a new series from Reaktion Books, seeks to offer compelling surveys of popular themes in contemporary art. In the first book in the series, Gill Perry reveals how the house and the idea of home have inspired a range of imaginative and playful works by artists across the globe. Exploring how artists have engaged with this theme in different contexts—from mobile homes and beach houses to haunted houses and broken homes—Playing at Home shows that our relationship with houses involves complex responses in which gender, race, class, and status overlap, and that through these relationships we turn a house into a home. Perry looks at the works of numerous artists, including Tracey Emin, Rachel Whiteread, Michael Landy, Mike Kelley, and Peter Garfield, as well as the work of artists who travel across continents and see home as a shifting notion, such as Do-Ho-Suh and Song Dong. She also engages with the work of philosophers and cultural theorists from Walter Benjamin and Gaston Bachelard to Johan Huizinga and Henri Lefebvre, who inform our understanding of living and dwelling. Ultimately, she argues that irony, parody, and play are equally important in our interpretations of these works on the home. With over one hundred images, Playing at Home covers a wide range of art and media in a fascinating look at why there’s no place like home.
📒Contemporary Art ✍ Alexander Dumbadze
✏Contemporary Art Book Summary : An engaging account of today’s contemporary art world thatfeatures original articles by leading international art historians,critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives onthe most important debates and discussions happening around theworld. Features a collection of all-new essays, organized aroundfourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates incontemporary art since 1989 Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on currentdiscussions in the field and investigated by three essays, eachshedding light on the subject in new and contrasting ways Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology,participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism,judgment, markets, art schools, and scholarship International in scope, bringing together over forty of themost important voices in the field, including SofíaHernández Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs MediaCollective, and Jan Verwoert A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventionsand foster critical dialogue among both students and artaficionados
📒Fashionable Art ✍ Adam Geczy
✏Fashionable Art Book Summary : Nominated for the 2016 Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award, Library of Virginia Owing to digitization, globalization and mass culture, what is deemed 'desirable' and 'of the moment' in art has increasingly followed the patterns of fashion. While in the past artistic styles were always inflected with signs of their modernity, today biennales and art markets are defined by the next big thing, the next sensation, the next new idea. But how do opinions of what is 'good', 'progressive' and 'cutting edge' guide styles? What is it that makes works of art fashionable and commercial? Fashionable Art critically explores the relationships between art, commerce, taste and cultural value. Each chapter covers a major style or movement, from Chinese and Aboriginal art, Cubism and Pop Art to alternative identity and outsider art, exploring how contemporary art has been shaped since the 1970s. Drawing upon a variety of theoretical frameworks, from Adorno and Bourdieu to Simmel and Zizek, expert visual cultural scholars Geczy and Millner engage with both historical and contemporary debates on this lively topic. Taking a complex view of the meaning of fashion as it relates to art, while also offering critiques of 'art as fashion', Fashionable Art is an original, key text that will be essential reading for students and scholars of art history, fashion studies and material culture.
📒Difference And Excess In Contemporary Art ✍ Gill Perry
✏Difference and Excess in Contemporary Art Book Summary : This thought-provoking book explores the increasing visibility of women’s art in Britain, Europe and America. Considers the work of American artists Martha Rosler and Kara Walker, Irish artist Alice Maher, British artists Lubaina Himid, Christine Borland, Sarah Lucas, Cornelia Parker, Gillian Wearing and Rachel Whiteread, and the international performance group, moti roti. Features specially-commissioned interviews with some of these artists. Covers diverse media, from sculpture and painting through to photography, installations, video and performance.
📒Remixing The Civil War ✍ Thomas J. Brown
✏Remixing the Civil War Book Summary : In his book The Legacy of the Civil War, Robert Penn Warren remarked that "the Civil War is, for the American imagination, the great single event of our history." This volume reconsiders whether, fifty years later, Warren's influential claim still holds true. Essays from scholars in art, literature, and history examine how the Civil War is represented and interpreted in contemporary culture. They look at the works of more than thirty artists and writers as well as multiple political movements to reveal the many and provocative ways in which Americans engage the Civil War today, including chapters on the importance of Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, controversies over the Confederate flag, and the proliferation of "Juneteenth" observances. Special attention is paid to the works of African Americans and white southerners, for whom the Civil War was a revolutionary and defining moment. Such prominent scholars as Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Kirk Savage, and Elizabeth Young explore the works of major artists and less well-known figures, including Bobbie Ann Mason, Kara Walker, Dario Robleto, and John Huddleston. The authors repeatedly find that Americans today openly and playfully manipulate familiar images of the Civil War to explore the malleability of traditional social categories such as national identity, gender, and race. With the sesquicentennial of the Civil War upon us, this collection continues the conversation Warren began fifty years ago, albeit in unorthodox and challenging ways, to offer fresh and stimulating perspectives on the war's presence in the collective imagination of the nation.
📒Bioethics ✍ Mark G. Kuczewski
✏Bioethics Book Summary : Contemporary bioethicists and scholars of ancient philosophy explore the import of classical ethics on such pressing bioethical concerns.
📒Reclaiming The Spiritual In Art ✍ Dawn Perlmutter
✏Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art Book Summary : Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.