Blackwell Companions to Art History: A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945

Editor/Author Jones, Amelia
Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-1-4051-0794-5
Category: Arts & Leisure - Art & Art History
Image Count: 106
Book Status: Available
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A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of scholarship in art history and visual studies, and pointing to future directions in the field. Contains dual chronological and thematic coverage of the major themes in the art of our time: politics, culture wars, public space, diaspora, the artist, identity politics, the body, and visual culture. Offers synthetic analysis, as well as new approaches to, debates central to the visual arts since 1945 such as those addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the role of the artist, technology and art, and the society of the spectacle.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Series Editor’s Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Introduction
  • 1 Writing Contemporary Art into History, a Paradox? - Amelia Jones
  • Part II: Decades
  • 2 “America” and its Discontents: Art and Politics 1945–60 - Gavin Butt
  • 3 The 1960s: A Decade Out-of-Bounds - Anna Dezeuze
  • 4 “I’m sort of sliding around in place … ummm …”: Art in the 1970s - Sam Gathercole
  • 5 Pictures and Positions in the 1980s - Howard Singerman
  • 6 1990–2005: In the Clutches of Time - Henry M. Sayre
  • Part III: Aesthetics
  • 7 Form and Formless - Caroline A. Jones
  • 8 Re-Thinking the “Duchamp Effect” - David Hopkins
  • 9 Regarding Beauty - Margaret Morgan
  • Part IV: Politics
  • 10 Avant-Garde: A Historiography of a Critical Concept - Johanne Lamoureux
  • 11 Facture for Change: US Activist Art since 1950 - Jennifer González and Adrienne Posner
  • 12 “The Senators Were Revolted”: Homophobia and the Culture Wars - Jonathan D. Katz
  • 13 Crowds and Connoisseurs: Art and the Public Sphere in America - Grant Kester
  • Part V: Identity/Subjectivity
  • 14 The Writerly Artist: Beautiful, Boring, and Blue - Carol Mavor
  • 15 Diaspora: Multiple Practices, Multiple Worldviews - Steven Nelson
  • 16 Power and Pleasure: Feminist Art Practice and Theory in the United States and Britain - Laura Meyer
  • 17 Queer Wallpaper - Jennifer Doyle
  • 18 Implications of Blackness in Contemporary Art - Pauline de Souza
  • 19 The Paradoxical Bodies of Contemporary Art - Christine Ross
  • Part VI: Methods/Theories
  • 20 A Shadow of Marx - Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska
  • 21 Poststructuralism and Contemporary Art, Past, Present, Future … - Sarah Wilson
  • 22 “Fragments of Collapsing Space”: Postcolonial Theory and Contemporary Art - Mark Crinson
  • 23 Visual Culture Studies: Questions of History, Theory, and Practice - Marquard Smith
  • Part VII: Technology
  • 24 “That’s All Folks”: Contemporary Art and Popular Culture - Nick Mirzoeff
  • 25 Image ??Text: Reconsidering Photography in Contemporary Art - Liz Kotz
  • 26 Imagine There’s No Image (It’s Easy If You Try): Appropriation in the Age of Digital Reproduction - Dore Bowen
  • 27 “Life-like”: Historicizing Process and Responsiveness in Digital Art - María Fernández