Art Since 1960

Art Since 1960

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This intelligently argued, critical overview is invaluable for the way in which it reveals and makes coherent sense of the often bewildering diversity of styles, forms, media, techniques and agendas that proliferate in contemporary art. Now revised and expanded, Michael Archer's acclaimed book is brought right up to date with discussions about the comprehensive globalization of art since the 1990s, which has been reflected in the growth of the exhibition calendar and the number of new museums opening around the world. With over thirty new illustrations and an updated timeline and bibliography, Art Since 1960 provides an indispensable survey and source of information on the evolution of art over the past four more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 148 x 208 x 18mm | 498.95g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 221 illustrations, 92 in colour
  • 0500203512
  • 9780500203514
  • 169,390

Review quote

'Archer's admirable overview treats the history of art of this period in a manner which does justice to its diversity and its complexity of inter-relations, between different aspects of artistic practice and the actualities of the world in which they operate... a brave and intelligent attempt to live up to its implications' - Art Monthlyshow more

About Michael Archer

Michael Archer teaches at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, and is a visiting research fellow at Chelsea College of Art and Design. He co-authored Audio Arts and contributed to Installation Art, also published by Thames & more

Table of contents

Preface; 1. The Real and Its Object; 2. The Expanded Field; 3. Ideology, Identity and Difference; 4. Postmodernisms; 5. Assimilations; 6. Art since 1994show more