Author: Charles Harrison
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Release Date: 2003
These 300 texts provide a vivid introduction to the history of art between 1900 and 2000. Major themes considered include: concepts of genius and originality, modes of landscape painting, the question of Modernity, and the aesthetics of photography.
Author: David Hopkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2000-09-14
Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2000, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and the art of the nineties.
Author: Yve Alain Bois
Publisher: Zone Books (NY)
Release Date: 1997-10-15
In a work that will become indispensable to anyone seriously interested in modern art, Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss introduce a new constellation of concepts to our understanding of avant-garde and modernist art practices. Formless: A User's Guide constitutes a decisive and dramatic transformation of the study of twentieth-century culture. Although it has been over sixty years since Georges Bataille undertook his philosophical development of the term informe, only in recent years has the idea of the "formless" been deployed in the theorizing and reconfiguring of the field of twentieth-century art. This is partly because that field has most often been crudely set up as a battle between form and content; "formless" constitutes a third term standing outside that opposition, outside the binary thinking that is itself formal. In Formless: A User's Guide, Bois and Krauss present a rich and compelling panorama of the formless. They chart its persistence within a history of modernism that has always repressed it in the interest of privileging formal mastery, and they assess its destiny within current artistic production. In the domain of practice, they analyze it as an operational tool, the structural cunning of which has repeatedly been suppressed in the service of a thematics of art. Neither theme nor form, formless is, as Bataille himself expressed it, a "job." The job of Formless: A User's Guide is to explore the power of the informe. A stunning new map of twentieth-century art emerges from this reconceptualization and from the brilliantly original analyses of the work of Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Lucio Fontana, Cindy Sherman, Claes Oldenburg, Jean Dubuffet, Robert Smithson, and Gordon Matta-Clark, among others.
Author: Stephen F. Eisenman
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Art, Modern
Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History, hailed as one of the most engrossing and stimulating art history texts to come along for years by The Times Higher Education Supplement, embraces many aspects of the so-called new art history attention to issues of class and gender, reception and spectatorship, racism and Eurocentrism, popular and élite culture while at the same time recovering the remarkable vitality, salience and subversiveness of the eras best art. This new fourth edition includes four revised chapters together with a substantially expanded chapter on Photography, Modernity and Art. With 245 illustrations now in colour, including over a dozen brand new images, this rich and diverse volume will interest students, specialists and anyone fascinated by this dynamic period.
Author: Michael Fried
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 2002
Adolf Menzel was one of the most important German artists of the 19th century, yet he is scarcely known outside his native land. In this study a leading art historian argues that Menzel deserves to be recognized not only as one of the greatest painters and draftsmen of his century but also as a master realist whose work engages profoundly with an extraordinary range of issues - artistic, scientific, philosophical and socio-political. Michael Fried explores Menzel's large and fascinating oeuvre, and in so doing seeks to make the artist's achievement accessible to a wide audience.
Author: Hal Foster
Release Date: 2011
For the new edition, the original authors Foster, Krauss, Bois and Buchloh have been joined by Professor David Joselit to provide the most comprehensive critical history of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries ever published.
Author: David Hopkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-06-28
Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2015, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Shiran Neshat are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and Performance Art. This revised and updated second edition includes a new chapter exploring art since 2000 and how globalization has caused shifts in the art world, an updated Bibliography, and 16 new, colour illustrations.
Author: L. Frank Baum
Release Date: 1900
Genre: Adventure and adventurers
In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
Author: H. Harvard Arnason
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release Date: 2012-12-12
A Comprehensive Overview -- available in digital and print formats History of Modern Art is a visual comprehensive overview of the modern art field. It traces the trends and influences in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The seventh edition deepens its discussions on social conditions that have affected the production and reception of modern and contemporary art. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand the origins of modern art Provide an analysis of artworks based on formal and contextual elements Recognize the influences of social conditions on modern art NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically package with this text. To purchase MySearchlab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of teh text + MySearchLab: Valuepack ISBN-10: 0205955517/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205955510
Set in Boston on December 26, 2000, but written before the turn of the nineteenth century, this classic Utopian novel is more significant and relevant than ever with its reappearance this millennium. Addressing moral and material concerns of late nineteenth century industrial America through romantic narrative, Bellamy suggests a fictionalized society in which war, poverty, and malice do not exist.