After Modern Art, 1945-2000

After Modern Art, 1945-2000 Review

Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful; it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. This book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of the period as a whole, clarifying the artists and their works along the way. Closely informed by new critical approaches, it concentrates on the relationship between American and European art from the end of the Second World War to the eve of the new millennium.

Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, with careful attention being given to the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. Moving along a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and performance art to explain the theoretical and issue-based debates that have provided the engine for the art of this period.

Title:After Modern Art, 1945-2000
Edition Language:English

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  • Rebecca

    Anyone who has ever looked at a weird piece of modern art and wondered what was going through the artist's mind should read this book. It gives a general overview of modern art up until the present da...

  • Dora

    As an art history student, this book proved immensely useful as this is the type of knowledge that is expected of me. Of course, this doesn't mean that I have to like everything I read and learnt from...

  • Carl

    Well, if you have a strong background in Art History this book will build on that knowledge. Not really recommended if you are new to contemporary art. It feels at times like you need to be on the in...

  • CM

    An advanced survey text on art movements after WWII, from Duchamp to Matthew Barney (on the cover). The scope is the usual combination of the USA and Europe with a focus on the relevant historical con...

  • Jessica

    A hesitant three stars. A friend who is a contemporary art historian says it's probably the best text of its type. If you aren't familiar with 20th century critical theory it will be hard to follow, a...

  • Courtney

    I'm just starting this book to begin my own personal Contemporary Art 101 class, and it's really well-written thus far. I like that it has Matthew Barney on the cover, even if he is a pretentious douc...

  • Kate

    There are so few introductions to contemporary art, that you almost have to give any book written five stars just by virtue of its being published. To understand what is currently in art galleries, it...

  • Barry

    A pretty good broad overview of the art of the times.It's the text for a contemporary art course that I am teaching....

  • Safoura

    Was a good help for me figuring out the modern art...

  • Curt Bozif

    Hopkins kind of gives up after about 1985. See work by Lane Relyea if you're curious what's been happening since then....