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After Modern Art By David Hopkins (Professor of Art History, University of Glasgow)

After Modern Art by David Hopkins (Professor of Art History, University of Glasgow)

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A beautifully illustrated, new edition of this pioneering study of art since 1945. Focussing mainly on the relationship between American and European Art, this book offers an up-to-date introduction to the major artists and movements of recent years.

After Modern Art Summary

After Modern Art: 1945-2017 by David Hopkins (Professor of Art History, University of Glasgow)

Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2015, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Shiran Neshat are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and Performance Art. This revised and updated second edition includes a new chapter exploring art since 2000 and how globalization has caused shifts in the art world, an updated Bibliography, and 16 new, colour illustrations.

After Modern Art Reviews

Beautifully produced with colour illustrations, this is essential reading for anyone who has been bemused or intrigued by contemporary art. * PD Smith, The Guardian *
Review from previous edition An invaluable guide to art of the second half of the twentieth century * Sandy Nairne, former Director, National Portrait Gallery *
The intelligent and sophisticated synthesis of key debates makes this volume invaluable. This skilful re-integration of developments in the art of post-war Europe with that of America is impressive and controversial * Patricia Bickers, Art Monthly *

About David Hopkins (Professor of Art History, University of Glasgow)

David Hopkins is currently Professor of Art History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of numerous books on Dada, Surrealism, and post-1945 art including Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2004) and Dada's Boys: Masculinity After Duchamp (Yale University Press, 2007).

Table of Contents

Introduction 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: The 1990s: Fin de siecle? 9: Art and the New Millenium Notes Further Reading Timeline Galleries and Websites Picture Credits Index

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NGR9780199218455
9780199218455
0199218455
After Modern Art: 1945-2017 by David Hopkins (Professor of Art History, University of Glasgow)
New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2018-06-28
352
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