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"This book helps us understand the "strategies of being" of the greatest postwar artists, and by extension other artists both well-known and little celebrated. Professor Fineberg focuses on artists' lives and how they intersected with broader cultural issues. Individual artists looked at in depth include Calder, Hofmann, Gorky, Motherwell, de Kooning, Pollock, Newman, Rothko, David Smith, Dubuffet, Giacometti, Bacon, Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, Johns, Beuys, Klein, Warhol, Rosenquist, Westermann, Arneson, Hesse, Nauman, Christo, Polke, Guston, Bearden, Aycock, Kiefer, Clemente, Borofsky, Basquiat, and Wojnarowicz." "Professor Fineberg's thematic discussion treats ideas and events that are critical to understanding how social and cultural climates have affected creative people from the 1940s to the present. The accent is on individual artists and their experience. Interspersed are fascinating considerations of scores of major tendencies - from the CoBrA, art informed, British Pop Art, Bay Area figurative painters in the 1950s, and the artists and writers of the Beat Generation to the Minimalists, the impact of feminism, minority artists, conceptual art. European neo-expressionism. East Village scene-makers of the 1980s, recent artists of appropriation, and the return to the body in the art of the 1990s."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Genre Book : Art, American
Author Book : Jonathan David Fineberg
Publisher : ABRAMS
Release Book : 1995
Download Book : 496 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015031722773


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This survey looks at art from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of unique contributions by individual artists. These are examined in depth together with chapters which concern the broader context of the past six decades.

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Genre Book : Art, American
Author Book : Jonathan David Fineberg
Publisher :
Release Book : 1995
Download Book : 496 Pages
ISBN-10 : 185669058X


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Genre Book : Advertising
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Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release Book : 1999
Download Book : 186 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1856691810


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This is the first book of its kind to look across disciplines at this vital aspect of British art, literature and culture. It brings the various intertwined histories of social realism into historical perspective, and argues that this sometimes marginalized genre is still an important reference point for creativity in Britain.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : D. Tucker
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 2011-07-01
Download Book : 222 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780230306387


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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Mark Lawrence Rosenthal
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Release Book : 1986
Download Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSD:31822002797439


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Culture and Consensus, first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems of national significance. Illustrating his argument with a series of detailed case histories, Robert Hewison analyses how Britain’s cultural life has reached its present enfeebled condition and suggests a way forward. This book will be of interest to students of art and cultural studies.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Robert Hewison
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2015-06-11
Download Book : 366 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317512387


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Gestalt theory and the psychology of visual perception form the basis for an analysis of art and its basic elements

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Rudolf Arnheim
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 508 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0520243838


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From the Preface: The fact that so much of modern art has devoted itself to the exploration and assertion of its own identity is reflected in, but does not explain, the increasing amount of writing and talking on the part of contemporary artists. Rather, the whole history of the changing role of art and artists in a democratic, industrial, and technological society stands behind the spate of artists' words and the public's hunger for them--even some of the general public out there beyond art's little circle. Statements by artists appeal somewhat the way drawings do: they bring us, or at least they hold the promise of bringing us, closer to the artist's thoughts and feelings and to an understanding of his or her modus operandi; they hold the keys to a mysterious realm. And sometimes they offer us the sheer pleasure of good reading. Such is the primary raison d'etre of this book.Its other motivation is educational, and stems from the frustrating lack, in teaching contemporary art, of any single compilation of statements by American artists from 1940 to the present.... This anthology differs in several respects from those others that do include documents of American art since 1940.... The selection I have made is devoted exclusively to statements of artists; it is limited to the last four decades; it presents in a single volume a representative and fairly comprehensive coverage of major developments in American art beginning with Abstract Expressionism; and, whenever possible, it cities the first, or among the very earliest, documents signalizing a shift in the definition, intent, or direction of art."

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Genre Book : Art
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Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2018-02-20
Download Book : 292 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780429973826


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"Artists, Critics, Context is an anthology of readings on American art and culture that begins in the 1940s with Abstract Expressionism and the Cold War and ends in the 1990s with the ubiquity of video installations and the broad cultural changes arising from technological developments in telecommunications and biotechnology."--Preface pg. ix.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Paul F. Fabozzi
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 516 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105111778374


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The first major book to consider the life and work of Robert Arneson, A Troublesome Subject tells the fascinating story of how a high school art teacher transformed himself into an artist of international stature and ambition. Representing the full scope of Arneson’s career in a rich survey of color reproductions, this book is at once a study of the trajectory of contemporary culture, the work of Robert Arneson, and the relationship between the two. It shows how Arneson’s work articulated the crisis of narcissism that has defined American culture since 1970. Jonathan Fineberg develops his ongoing work toward a psychosocial history of art as he proceeds through Arneson’s career—chronicling his early life, the formation of a personal style, and finding a unique subject matter in his famous post-1970 turn to self-portraiture.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Jonathan Fineberg
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Book : 2013-03-01
Download Book : 270 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780520273832