Targeting the same audience as Phaidon's highly successful and long-selling Art Today by Edward Lucie-Smith, Art & Today surveys contemporary art from 1980 to today, discussing over 450 of the most important artists of the last 25 years. Each of the 16 chapters in Art & Today tackles a major theme of contemporary art. This emphasis on broad, thematic relationships defies the narrow, now-tired classifications of medium, period, genre, or geographic region so often regurgitated in contemporary art surveys of this ilk. Instead, Art & Today posits fresh, thought-provoking juxtapositions of artists from different regions, periods and mediums. For instance, in the chapter "Art and the Body," one might find performance discussed alongside figurative painting, sculpture and photography alongside video, and North American artists alongside Asian artists. Internationally renowned art critic and scholar, Eleanor Heartney is respected for her clear language and pragmatic approach to contemporary art. Her straightforward, engaging descriptions and explanations will appeal to both experts and newcomers alike.Vom Verlag:
Art and Today is an innovative and extensive survey of international contemporary art from the 1980's to the present. Over four hundred of the most significant contemporary artists from around the world are representated in this comprehensive overview, some emerging, some mid-career, and others long established. Each of the book's sixteen chapters addreses recuring and relevant themes as diverse as art and popular culture, art and its institutions, and art and globalism, rather than follow a strict chronological, geographical, or stylistic structure. Lively and up-to-date, Art and Today explores an era in which art defies simple categization. The result is a surprising and original yet clear and reasoned perspective on contemporary art that breaks from pescribed classifications to offer a survey as expa,sive as the art it describes.
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Buchbeschreibung Phaidon Verlag Gmbh Jun 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 289x250x48 mm. Neuware - Targetting the same audeince as Phaidon's highly successful and long-selling Art Today by Edward Lucie-Smith, Art & Today surveys contemporary art from 190 to today, discussing over 450 of the most imporant artists of the last 25 years. The organisation of subject by unifying themes allows for interesting and original combinations of artists as well as fresh observations on popular works. 448 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780714866000