πŸ“’ Author : Jean Robertson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-11-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 464
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0190276622
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Jean Robertson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013
πŸ“’ Pages : 395
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0199797072
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : "Chapter 1 presents a broad introduction to important developments in art and to ideas and events that influenced art in the period from 1980 through 2011. It introduces ideas that apply to all the themes discussed in subsequent chapters. Chapters 2 through 9 delve into the themes themselves, one theme to each chapter in the following order: identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, and spirituality. Chapters 2 through 9 follow a similar format. An introduction situates the theme within a broad social and cultural matrix, a brief historical overview discusses artistic approaches to the theme and related concepts in earlier eras, recent artists' treatments of the theme are evaluated in terms of key theories and strategies of art production, and the theme is examined in terms of subcategories that have received critical attention in contemporary exhibitions and publications. Following an in-depth discussion of the theme, each chapter provides two profiles of individual artists. Each profile presents a concise examination of the ideas and approaches of an artist who has devoted a substantial portion of his or her creative energies to exploring aspects of the theme under discussion"--


πŸ“’ Author : Jean Robertson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010
πŸ“’ Pages : 344
πŸ“’ ISBN : 019536757X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : A compact and accessible introduction to recent contemporary art history, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980, Second Edition, focuses on seven important themes that have recurred in art over the past few decades: identity, the body, time, place, language, science, and spirituality. The opening chapter provides a concise overview of the period, analyzing how five key changes (the rise of new media, a growing awareness of diversity, globalization, the influence of theory, and interactions with everyday visual culture) have resulted in an art world with dramatically expanded boundaries. The remaining seven chapters each feature an introduction to one thematic topic; a brief look at historical influences; a detailed analysis of how contemporary artists have responded to and embodied aspects of the theme in specific works; and two profiles of artists who have extensively explored aspects of the theme in their work. The book's thematic organization encourages students, gallery goers, and other readers to think actively and critically about the ideas expressed in the artwork instead of simply memorizing "who, what, when, and where." Themes of Contemporary Art, Second Edition, features more than 125 vivid illustrations (including 21 in color) that exemplify a wide variety of materials, techniques, theoretical viewpoints, and stylistic approaches from artists of diverse ethnic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. It also includes an updated timeline that situates art within the context of the time it was created. New to the Second Edition *An additional chapter explores science as a theme in recent contemporary art *Eight new artist profiles and revisions to existing chapters bring the examples well into the 21st century *An updated timeline of world events and developments in art and pop culture *Over 40 new illustrations of contemporary art


πŸ“’ Author : Gillian Perry
πŸ“’ Publisher : Yale University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2004
πŸ“’ Pages : 326
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0300102976
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Amelia Jones
πŸ“’ Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-02-09
πŸ“’ Pages : 648
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1405152354
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Terry Barrett
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008
πŸ“’ Pages : 231
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015079284934
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : Why Is That Art? addresses common questions that viewers raise about contemporary art: Why is that art? Why is it in an art museum? Who says it's art? If I did this, would it be art? Why is it good? Covering a broad, diverse, and engaging sampling of works--abstract and representational painting, monumental sculpture, performance art, video installations, films, and photographs--author Terry Barrett responds to these questions using three sources: the artists who created the works, philosophers of art, and art critics. Introducing students to a variety of established theories of art, he presents the traditional sets of criteria of Realism, Expressionism, and Formalism, which are in turn updated by recent sources of Poststructuralism. Barrett applies each of these theories to challenging works of contemporary art, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each mode of interpretation. He encourages students to consider many criteria when evaluating an artwork, to critically examine judgments made by others, and to make informed judgments of their own. Ideal for courses in aesthetics, art theory, art criticism, and the philosophy of art, Why Is That Art? is organized chronologically according to the history of aesthetics. It features sixty-seven illustrations (twenty-six in a full-color insert), discusses a wide range of American and European artists, and includes an exceptional overview of postmodern pluralism. This unique book will provide students with a newfound appreciation for contemporary art, scholarship, and reasoned argumentation, giving them the confidence to join the fascinating discourse on contemporary art.


πŸ“’ Author : Professor Emeritus of Art Education Terry Barrett
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-02-23
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0190268840
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : Why is that art? Why is it in an art museum? Who says it's art? Why is it good? Why Is That Art?, Third Edition, introduces students to theories of art through the presentation of contemporary works that include abstract and representational painting, animated film, monumental sculpture, performance art, photographs, relational art, and video installations. Ideal for courses in aesthetics, art theory, art criticism, and the philosophy of art, this unique book provides students with a newfound appreciation for contemporary art, scholarship, and reasoned argumentation.


πŸ“’ Author : Terry Smith
πŸ“’ Publisher : Laurence King
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011
πŸ“’ Pages : 348
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1856697169
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art, Modern

SYNOPSIS : Contemporary Art: World Currents argues that, in recent decades, a worldwide shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred. This has not, however, been a uniform change from one phase or style in the history of art to another. Rather, artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary worlds diversity and complexity. The book is a genuinely worldwide survey of art from the 1960s to the present, which emphasizes its relationships to all aspects of contemporary experiencewhat the author calls arts contemporaneity. Examining the changes as they occurred, Terry Smith offers the first historical account of the developments that constitute the key currents in world contemporary art. Artists well known in the cultural centres of Europe and the US, and those prominent on the biennale circuit, are placed within the art scenes from which they came. The work of artists whose reputations are primarily local is fully acknowledged. Ranging across Asia, East and Central Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, Oceania and Africa, and drawing upon local histories and research, this book breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world. Taking a comparative perspective, it relates these developments to worldwide changes in art and culture, highlighting the main concerns of contemporary artists today. Diversitythe contemporaneity of differencenot a convergence towards sameness, Smith argues, is what makes todays art contemporary.


πŸ“’ Author : Mindy N. Besaw
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-10-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781682260807
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : Art for a New Understanding, an exhibition from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art that opened in October 2018, seeks to radically expand and reposition the narrative of American art since 1950 by charting a history of the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada, beginning when artists moved from more regionally-based conversations and practices to national and international contemporary art contexts. This fully illustrated volume includes essays by art historians and historians and reflections by the artists included in the collection. Also included are key contemporary writingsβ€”from the 1950s onwardβ€”by artists, scholars, and critics, investigating the themes of transculturalism and pan-Indian identity, traditional practices conducted in radically new ways, displacement, forced migration, shadow histories, the role of personal mythologies as a means to reimagine the future, and much more. As both a survey of the development of Indigenous art from the 1950s to the present and a consideration of Native artists within contemporary art more broadly, Art for a New Understanding expands the definition of American art and sets the tone for future considerations of the subject. It is an essential publication for any institution or individual with an interest in contemporary Native American art, and an invaluable resource in ongoing scholarly considerations of the American contemporary art landscape at large.


πŸ“’ Author : Pascal, Ana-Maria
πŸ“’ Publisher : IGI Global
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-12-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 397
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781522519560
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Religion is considered by many to be something of the past, but it has a lasting hold in society and influences people across many cultures. This integration of spirituality causes numerous impacts across various aspects of modern life. Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the cultural, sociological, economic, and philosophical effects of religion on modern society and human behavior. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as social reforms, national identity, and existential spirituality, this publication is ideally designed for theoreticians, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, advanced-level students and sociologists.