Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being

Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being


By (author) Jonathan David Fineberg

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 280mm x 32mm | 1,860g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856691918
  • ISBN 13: 9781856691918
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 256 colour and 342 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 200,357

Product description

In this updated survey the author looks at art from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of contributions by individual artists, examined in depth and interspersed with chapters that concern the broader context of the past six decades.

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Editorial reviews

People speak of 'modern art' as if it were a great whole, its exponents inextricably linked and inter-relating with each other. Fineberg takes a different view; great works of art, he argues, arise from the effort of exceptional individuals to come to terms with the facts of their existence - within themselves and in the world. He surveys works from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of unique contributions by individual artists. Several of them are examined in depth, and these chapters are interspersed with others looking at the broader contexts in which they worked. The book's balanced perspective on art in both Europe and America includes black, Hispanic and women artists, and discusses why they have previously been marginalized. Fineberg writes with the flair and excitement of a new approach, and offers a fresh and fascinating tour of the art of our times. (Kirkus UK)