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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Seitz, William Chapin.
Art in the age of Aquarius, 1955-1970.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1992
|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Chapin Seitz; Marla Price
|ISBN:||0874748682 9780874748680 0874748690 9780874748697|
|Description:||xviii, 250 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm|
|Contents:||The disintegration of the postwar synthesis --
The inchoate threshold --
Color-field painting and the Washington school --
Assemblages, environments, happenings --
Pop : its variations and mutations --
Optical art --
Primary structures and minimal art --
Big sculpture --
The disembodied idea --
Art as adversary politics --
Post-pop and photorealism.
|Responsibility:||William C. Seitz ; compiled and edited by Marla Price.|
Pins down the many movements of the modern art explosion of the time: color field painting, assemblages, happenings, op and pop art, minimal art, big sculpture, earthworks, the disembodied idea, art as adversary politics, and photorealism. In a lively, thoroughly accessible style, critic William C. Seitz, in the last work begun before his death in 1974, traces the antecedents of sixties innovations and locates the chronological and theoretical turning point away from.
Abstract expressionism and action painting that occurred in the mid-1950s. He then chronicles the rise of each new artistic innovation, clearly delineating the leading figures and placing their work in the context of the New York and international art scenes. Seitz profiles a number of the principal artists in the decade (among them Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Wayne Thiebaud, Claes Oldenburg, George Segal, Roy Lichtenstein, and Frank Stella) and represents these and.
More than two dozen others through their artworks. A timeline of the era reveals the whirlwind of forces - political, popular, and random - that affected the creation of sixties art. Capturing contradictory ideas, attitudes, and events of the "Now" decade, Seitz stresses that one of its few constants was change. Beautifully illustrated, Art in the Age of Aquarius presents a master's assessment of a decade still reverberating into the present.
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