After Modern Art 1945-2000

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OUP Oxford, Sep 14, 2000 - Art - 288 pages
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Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2000, 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, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst 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 the art of the nineties.

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User Review  - Witch'sCat - Goodreads

As an art history student, this book proved immensely useful as this is the type of knowledge that is expected of me. Of course, this doesn't mean that I have to like everything I read and learnt from ... Read full review

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Interesting book, not well written, but the art displayed inside is a good selection. Read full review

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Dr David Hopkins is Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews where his broad areas of specialism are Dada and Surrealism, the history and theory of post-1945 art and twentieth century photography. He has published extensively on Dada and Surrealism and related topics in post-war art. Publications include his books Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst: the Bride Shared (Oxford University Press, Clarendon Studies in the History of Art, 1988) and Marcel Duchamp (London, 1989), co-authored with Dawn Ades and Neil Cox. He also writes and performs poetry, often in collaboration with other performers and visual artists.

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