Artspeak: a guide to contemporary ideas, movements, and buzzwords, 1945 to the present
More than 115 entries clearly explain the who, what, when, and where of art since 1945. Some entries deal with concepts, such as formalism, multiculturalism, and the picture plane; some discuss specific movements, such as Abstract Expressionism and Fluxus; some describe various ways of making art, such as collage, performance, and video. Together they provide an invaluable key to the specialized, often baffling vocabulary so often used in today's art world. Complementing the entries are two additional noteworthy features. The first, a one-page ArtChart, presents the movements of the postwar years in a concise format that makes their chronological connections immediately visible. The second is a twenty-eight-page timeline - illustrated with full-color reproductions of paintings, sculptures, and installations - that chronicles events in the art world and the world at large, providing a context for the entries that follow, in addition, for this updated and revised edition, birth and death dates for the artists have been added to the index, along with their nationalities, making this easy-to-use reference even more informative.
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Review: Art Speak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the PresentUser Review - Brandon - Goodreads
Definitely due for an update; it appears that the present is 1980. Not to dissuade one from the notion that this book is not chalk full of helpful information. The ideas and movements have continued to evolve and what was once revolutionary has become part of the landscape. Read full review
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Artspeak: a guide to contemporary ideas, movements, and buzzwords, 1945 to the present. Atkins, Robert. 2nd ed. New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1997. ...
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