Art Since 1960

Art Since 1960

Paperback World of Art

By (author) Michael Archer

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 208mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 17 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500203512
  • ISBN 13: 9780500203514
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 221 illustrations, 92 in colour
  • Sales rank: 94,998

Product description

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 decades.

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Author information

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 & Hudson.

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'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 Monthly

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 1994