The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent

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Laurence King Publishing, 1996 - Art - 200 pages
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Thomas Crow's analysis of the art of the 1960s remains as fresh as ever as he expertly follows the broad range of artists working in Europe and America in the stormy years of the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the counterculture. At a time when visual artists sought a variety of responses to the turmoil of the public sphere and struggled to have an impact on a world preoccupied with social crisis, Crow explores the relationship of politics to art, and shows how the rhetoric of one often informed - or subverted - the other. He also traces the emergence of a new aesthetic climate that challenged established notions of content, style, medium and audience.
  

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Contents

Contents
7
West Coast Tincan Evening Sundown Vision
22
TWO Consumers and Spectators
39
Situated Painting 55 Trials of Modernism
59
The Sacred and the Profane 69 Dada Hollywood
76
Capitalist Realisms
92
FOUR Vision and Performance
105
Eye of the Beholder 105 Monochromes 111 Blues
120
FIVE Artists and Workers
135
Guerrillas in the Gallery 145 Language Games
150
Verb Forms 161 Anatomies 169 No Foreground
176
TIMELINE
190
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