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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Hopkins explores artworks during the transition into postmodernism while examining traditional methods of art-making and art-historiography. 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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