Avant Garde and After

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H.N. Abrams, 1995 - Philosophy - 176 pages
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For a course on Contemporary Art.

Offering a critical perspective rather than a traditional survey, this provocative text explores the art of the last twenty years the latter 1970s, the 1980s, and the first half of the 1990s in both a thematic and chronological fashion. Using an engaging and approachable style and an abundance of color illustrations, it takes a long look at dominant tendencies in contemporary art in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia and provides a series of challenging view points on the most advanced art forms, themes, and issues.

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INTRODUCTION Tradition and AvantGarde
the 1970s

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Taylor is Professor of History of Art and Design in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Southampton.

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