After Modern Art, 1945-2000

After Modern Art, 1945-2000

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Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful, it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. Closely informed by critical approaches, this book sets out to provide a concise interpretation of this period. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. The theoretical and issue-based debates that have driven the art of this period art along are followed through the key movements of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism. This book is intended for an introduction to art in the last half of the 20th Century for students and the general reader interested in modern and contemporary art.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 175.8 x 245.9 x 22.9mm | 848.23g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 65 colour and 65 b&w halftones, notes, timeline, bibliographical essay, index
  • 0192842811
  • 9780192842817

About David Hopkins

David Hopkins is Lecturer in Art History at the University of St. Andrews. He has published extensively on Dada and Surrealism and related topics in postwar art, with books includeing Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst: the Bride Shared (Oxford, 1989) and Marcel Duchamp (London, 1989), co-authored with Dawn Ades and Neil Cox.show more

Table of contents

1 The Politics of Modernism: Abstract Expressionism and the European Informel; 2 Duchamp's Legacy: The Rauschenberg-Johns Axis; 3 The Artist in Crisis: From Bacon to Beuys; 4 Blurring Boundaries: Pop Art, Fluxus and their Effects; 5 Modernism in Retreat: Minimalist Aesthetics and Beyond; 6 The Death of the Object: The Move to Conceptualism; 7 Postmodernism: Theory and Practice in the 1980s; 8 Into the 1990s.show more

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"This excellent work focuses on important movements and issues in the visual arts from WWII to the present....[Hopkins]...succeeds in extending discussion out from American art to provide an international perspective as well as an exceptionally stimulating and cohesive commentary on the 'difficult' art of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Reproductions are good; well-chosen, helpful notes; brief chapter bibliographies; useful time line; list of Web sites. Upper-division undergraduates and up."--Choice"Hopkins is an able guide...creating a self-determined path through some remakrably dense territory but ready to point out the meaningful byways as well."--John Loughery, The Washington Post"After Modern Art, in only 245 pages, covers that amazing creative period following the Second World War. Well documented with a good array of illustrations, this book is fun reading."--Gadfly"Finally an affordable, clearly written book on the Contemporary Era. Filled with resources and analysis that students can use."--Steven Michael Vroom, Cornish College of the Arts"An invaluable guide to art of the second half of the twentieth century"--Sandy Nairne, Tate Galleryshow more

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