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Themes of contemporary art: visual art after 1980

Themes of contemporary art: visual art after 1980

Robertson, Jean, 1950-; McDaniel, Craig

Structured around six key themes - time, place, the body, language, identity and spirituality - this text aims to help students interpret art from several angles: techniques and materials, historical circumstances, aesthetic qualities, theoretical issues, and artists' ideas and intentions

Paperback, Book. English.
Published New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005
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Statement of responsibility: Jean Robertson, Craig McDaniel
ISBN: 0195162153, 9780195162158
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-240) and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 255 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subject: Modern art; 1980s; 2000s; Art, Modern 21st century Themes, motives.; Art, Modern 20th century Themes, motives.; 1990s

Description

Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 is an introduction to some of the large themes that have recurred in art over the past several decades. Reflecting a paradigm shift occurring in the visual arts from a formalist way of teaching studio art to more diverse and open-ended concepts, this text is structured around six key themes - time, place, the body, language, identity, and spirituality. Focusing on the process of interpretation and how interpretations are

constructed by many factors brought into play by the artist, the viewer, and society, this text will help students interpret art from several angles: techniques and materials; historical circumstances; aesthetic qualities; theoretical issues; and artist's ideas and intentions. Each thematic chapter also contains

a profile of an artist who has devoted a substantial portion of his/her creative energies to exploring aspects of the theme under discussion.