Art Since 1940

Art Since 1940 : Strategies of Being

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 32mm | 1,859.75g
  • Laurence King Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 256 colour and 342 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 1856691918
  • 9781856691918
  • 260,939

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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)show more

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