The Story of Contemporary Art The Story of Contemporary Art

The Story of Contemporary Art

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Publisher Description

An introduction to the rich and diverse history of contemporary art over the past 60 years—from Modernism and minimalism to artists like Andy Warhol and Marina Abramović.

Featuring lavish illustrations, this is the perfect gift for art history fans and anyone looking for a more inclusive perspective on ‘the old boys’ club.’

Encountering a work of contemporary art, a viewer might ask, "What does it mean?" "Is it really art?" and "Why does it cost so much?" These are not the questions that E. H. Gombrich set out to answer in his magisterial The Story of Art. Contemporary art seems totally unlike what came before it, departing from the road map supplied by Raphael, Dürer, Rembrandt, and other European masters.

In The Story of Contemporary Art, Tony Godfrey picks up where Gombrich left off, offering a lively introduction to contemporary art that stretches from Andy Warhol’s Brillo boxes to Marina Abramović’s performance art to today’s biennale circuit and million-dollar auctions. Godfrey, a curator and writer on contemporary art, chronicles important developments in pop art, minimalism, conceptualism, installation art, performance art, and beyond.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2020
November 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
280
Pages
PUBLISHER
MIT Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
129.4
MB

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