Exploring the relationship between contemporary art, culture, and society, this book offers non-specialists a guide to the general structure and focus of Postmodern critical discourse, preparing them to understand the origins, theories, and interrelated ideas of Postmodern art and art criticism within a broader social and political context. ...
Exploring the relationship between contemporary art, culture, and society, this book offers non-specialists a guide to the general structure and focus of Postmodern critical discourse, preparing them to understand the origins, theories, and interrelated ideas of Postmodern art and art criticism within a broader social and political context. Organizes material into six groups of essays each centering around a specific idea/issue and delineating the main philosophical, theoretical, and critical approaches that have shaped criticism in the Postmodern period. Provides an introductory essay before each group explaining the origin, contextual background, and central issue of the topic, followed by a series of articles reprinted from various sources. Presents the ideas and readings chronologically, showing their interrelationships. Discusses issues of minority, quality, cultural dominance, feminism as a model for the marginality argument, and the museum as a site of cultural representation. For art historians. "
Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xv, 318 pages, illustrations; 23 cm. Tight, clean copy. CONTENTS: Art and aesthetics: late modernism and the formalist debate; Modernist painting, by Clement Greenberg; Clement Greenberg's theory of art, by T.J. Clark; How modernism works: a response to T.J. Clark, by Michael Fried; Modernity versus postmodernity, by Ju¨rgen Habermas; Art and society: ideological criticism; Sex and death and shock and schlock: a long review of "The times square show", by Lucy R. Lippard; Since realism there was...(on the current conditions of factographic art), by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh; Turning back the clock: art and politics in 1984, by Hilton Kramer; Crowding the picture: notes on American activist art today, by Donald B. Kuspit; Cognitive and communicative structure of art; The photographic activity of postmodernism, by Douglas Crimp; Last exit: painting, by Thomas Lawson; Signs taken for wonders, by Hal Foster; Feminist criticism; The discourse of others: feminists and postmodernism, by Craig Owens; Eluding definition, by Kate Linker; What is sexual difference? , by Maureen Turim; Psychoanalytical criticism and art; An insubstantial pageant faded: a psychoanalytic epitaph for New York City subway car graffiti, by Ellen Handler Spitz; An autobiography in the shape of Alabama: the art of Roger Brown, by Mary Mathews Gedo; Artist envy, by Donald B. Kuspit; Marginality and the other; "What's white...? ", by Thelma Golden; Identity politics at the Whitney, by Eleanor Heartney; Circumventing the center: identity politics and marginalization, by Jennie Klein.
Very Good. 9780136145042. Binding tight. Pages unmarked and quite bright. Cover is worn at edges, especially corners, and has mild crease on front, but ist till glossy.; 2nd Edition; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.80 inches; 318 pages.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.