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Industry and intelligence: contemporary art since 1820

Industry and intelligence: contemporary art since 1820

Gillick, Liam, 1964- author

The history of modern art is often told through aesthetic breakthroughs that sync well with cultural and political change. From Courbet to Picasso, from Malevich to Warhol, it is accepted that art tracks the disruptions of industrialization, fascism, revolution, and war. Yet filtering the history of modern art only through catastrophic events cannot account for the subtle developments that lead to the profound confusion at the heart of contemporary art.In Industry and Intelligence, the artist Liam Gillick writes a nuanced genealogy to help us appreciate contemporary art's engagement with history even when it seems apathetic or blind to current events. Taking a broad view of artistic creation from 1820 to today, Gillick follows the response of artists to incremental developments in science, politics, and technology. The great innovations and dislocations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have their place in this timeline, but their traces are alternately amplified and diminished as Gillick moves through artistic reactions to liberalism, mass manufacturing, psychology, nuclear physics, automobiles, and a host of other advances. He intimately ties the origins of contemporary art to the social and technological adjustments of modern life, which artists struggled to incorporate truthfully into their works

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Published New York: Columbia University Press, [2016]
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Statement of responsibility: Liam Gillick
ISBN: 0231540965, 9780231540964
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: xv, 140 pages
Series: Bampton lectures in America
Subject: History of engineering & technology; Art and society.; Art, Modern Themes, motives.; Social & cultural history; The arts: general issues; Art and Design; History of art
Uniform Title: Works. Selections
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Bampton lectures in America.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780231170208