Groundbreaking in both its content and its presentation, Art Since 1900 has been hailed as a landmark study in the history of art. Conceived by some of the most influential art historians of our time, this extraordinary book has now been revised, expanded and brought right up to date to include the latest developments in the study and practice of art. With a clear year-by-year structure, the authors present 130 articles, each focusing on a crucial event - such as the creation of a seminal work, the publication of an important text, or the opening of a major exhibition - to tell the myriad stories of art from 1900 to the present. All the key turning-points and breakthroughs of modernism and postmodernism are explored in depth, as are the frequent antimodernist reactions that proposed alternative visions. This expanded edition includes a new introduction on the impact of globalization, as well as essays on the development of Synthetic Cubism, early avant-garde film, Brazilian modernism, postmodern architecture, Moscow conceptualism, queer art, South African photography, and the rise of the new museum of art. Acclaimed as the definitive work on the subject, Art Since 1900 is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of art in the modern age.
Includes the developments in the study and practice of art. With a clear year-by-year structure, this book presents 130 articles, each focusing on a crucial event - such as the creation of a seminal work, the publication of an important text, or the opening of a major exhibition - to tell the myriad stories of art from 1900 to the present.
How to use this book * Preface: A reader's guide Introductions Psychoanalysis in modernism and as a method * The social history of art: models and concepts * Formalism and structuralism * Poststructuralism and deconstruction * Globalization, networks and the aggregate as form 1900 - 1909 * 1910 - 1919 * 1920 - 1929 * 1930 - 1939 * 1940 - 1944 * Roundtable: Art at mid-century * 1945 - 1949 * 1950 - 1959 * 1960 - 1969 * 1970 - 1979 * 1980 - 1989 * 1990 - 1999 * 2000 - 2015 * Roundtable: The predicament of contemporary art Glossary * Further Reading * Selected useful websites * Picture credits * Index
'The definitive history of twentieth-century art ... spectacular, and painstakingly conceived' - Gaby Wood, Observer'The book is important, not because it gives neat answers but because it raises questions' - Sir Nicholas Serota'The significance of 'Art Since 1900' can't be underestimated: psychoanalysis and poststructuralism are now inescapable methodologies that must be taken on board by mainstream art history' - Claire Bishop, Artforum'A remarkable collective work. It criss-crosses the entire twentieth century in complex and fascinating ways. Written by four of the most innovative scholars of modern art history today, it is a landmark' - Briony Fer, University College London'This is no ordinary survey ... it opens theoretical and historical perspectives on twentieth-century art with a sparkling clarity every reader will appreciate' - Mignon Nixon, Courtauld Institute of Art'The truth is that this is a lot more than a book. In fact, think of it as a season ticket to all the world's galleries, Google, and the far corners of the internet rolled into one ... This is an extraordinary book, extraordinarily well managed' - Art Book Review
An updated edition of the most comprehensive critical history of 20th and 21st-century art
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