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Author: Maria Lind
Publisher: London : Whitechapel Gallery, 2013.
Series: Documents of contemporary art series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This anthology reconsiders crucial aspects of abstraction's resurgence in contemporary art, exploring three equally significant strategies explored in current practice: formal abstraction, economic abstraction, and social abstraction. In the 1960s, movements as diverse as Latin American neo-concretism, op art and "eccentric abstraction" disrupted the homogeneity, universality, and rationality associated with
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Lind
ISBN: 9780262518369 0262518368 9780854882083 0854882081
OCLC Number: 802183295
Description: 239 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Formal abstraction --
Economic abstraction --
Social abstraction.
Series Title: Documents of contemporary art series.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Lind.


An in-depth examination of art's engagement since 1960 not only with formal abstraction but also with the wider cultural conditions of economic and social abstraction.  Read more...
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