Themes in Contemporary Art

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Gillian Perry, Paul Wood
Yale University Press, 2004 - Art - 326 pages
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02 In this fourth volume of the Art of the Twentieth Century series, the contributors address a fascinating variety of themes relating to art from the 1960s to the end of the century—the period of “postmodernism.”The first of the book's seven chapters deals with the emergence in the 1960s of what has been called an “expanded field” for art activity. Other chapters discuss the consequences of Conceptual art for notions of the aesthetic; the Post-Conceptual practice of painting; practices of Post-Conceptual photography; video, performance, and installation art; and women's practice and the question of gendered and nongendered objects. The final chapter explores the globalization of art at the end of the twentieth century. Full color illustrations are featured throughout the volume. Gill Perry is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University. Paul Wood is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University.
In this fourth volume of the Art of the Twentieth Century series, the contributors address a fascinating variety of themes relating to art from the 1960s to the end of the century—the period of “postmodernism.”The first of the book's seven chapters deals with the emergence in the 1960s of what has been called an “expanded field” for art activity. Other chapters discuss the consequences of Conceptual art for notions of the aesthetic; the Post-Conceptual practice of painting; practices of Post-Conceptual photography; video, performance, and installation art; and women's practice and the question of gendered and nongendered objects. The final chapter explores the globalization of art at the end of the twentieth century. Full color illustrations are featured throughout the volume. Gill Perry is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University. Paul Wood is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Conceptual Art the aesthetic and the ends of art
45
Chapter 3
82
Chapter 4
97
Photography out of Conceptual Art
137
Chapter 5
174
Chapter 6
231
Art and globalisation
277
Further reading 3 5
315
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About the author (2004)

Gill Perry is professor of art history at the Open University, UK, and the author of "Women Artists and the Parisian Avant-Garde" and "Spectacular Flirtations: Viewing the Actress in British Art and Theatre, 1868-1820".

Charles Harrison is Professor of History and Theory of Art and Staff Tutor in Arts at the Open University. He is the author of numerous books on modern art criticism and art theory.

Paul Wood is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is co-editor, with Charles Harrison and Jason Gaiger, of "Art in Theory 1648-1815" (2001) and "Art in Theory 1815-1900" (1998).