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Art since 1940 : strategies of being

Author: Jonathan David Fineberg
Publisher: Boston : Prentice Hall, 2011. ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third edtionView all editions and formats
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"This book attempts to survey art from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of unique contributions by individual artists, interspersed with a few chapters that concern the broader context of the seven decades treated here"--Preface.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan David Fineberg
ISBN: 9780131934795 0131934791
OCLC Number: 477273325
Description: 560 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
New York in the forties. New York becomes the center --
The sense of a new movement in New York --
Alternative narratives of the forties --
A dialog with Europe. Alexander Calder --
Hans Hofmann --
Arshile Gorky --
Robert Motherwell --
Willem de Kooning --
Existentialism comes to the fore. Jackson Pollock --
Barnett Newman --
Mark Rothko --
David Smith and the sculpture of the New York School --
The new Eruopean masters of the late forties. Jean Dubuffet and postwar Paris --
The extentialist figuration of Alberto Giacometti --
Francis Bacon --
Some international tendencies of the fifties. Purified abstraction --
"New images of man" in Europe and America --
The beat generation. "A Coney Island of the mind" --
Robert Rauschenberg --
Real junk : Assemblage and happenings --
Underground film --
Claes Oldenburg --
Jasper Johns --
Asian and European vanguards of the later fifties. Nouveau realisme --
Gutai --
Fluxus --
Joseph Beuys --
Nam June Paik's electronic "Nature" --
Yoko Ono. The landscape of signs : Pop art --
The electronic consciousness --
British pop : From the Independant Group to David Hockney --
Andy Warhol --
Roy Lichtenstein --
James Rosenquist --
Chicago and Points West --
West Coast pop --
Robert Arneson --
In the nature of materials : The later sixties. Back to first principles- minimal art --
Eva Hesse and investigations of materials and process --
Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra --
Artists working in the landscape --
Arte povera, and a persevering rapport with nature in Europe --
Politics and postmodernism. The critical atmosphere at the end of the sixites --
Christo and Jeanne-Claude --
Postmodernism --
Corporate culture and its enemies. A "new" pluralism --
Romare Bearden --
Identity, corporate culture, and pluralsim --
Alice Aycock --
Cultural complexity --
Appropriation --
Painting at the end of the seventies. Philip Guston's late style --
New expressionist painting in Europe --
New image painting --
American neo-expressionism --
The eighties. Complexity settles in --
Eighties installation --
The peculiar case of the Russians --
The aesthetic of consumerism --
Unstable definitions. Keeping it real --
Return to the body --
Fashion (The body facade) --
Sensational methods --
Postmodern conceptualism --
Constructing the postmodern self --
Louise Bourgeois after 1980 --
New uses of the camera --
Video --
Slippage : Fred Tomaselli --
Roxy Paine's taxonomy --
Cultural identity --
The comics --
Global culture and local meaning --
China --
Comprised boundaries. Economies --
Detached subjectivity --
Epilogue : To say the things that are one's own.
Responsibility: Jonathan Fineberg.
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"This book attempts to survey art from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of unique contributions by individual artists, interspersed with a few chapters that concern the broader context of the seven decades treated here"--Preface.

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