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Avant-garde and after : rethinking art now

Author: Brandon Taylor
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1995.
Series: Perspectives (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offering a critical perspective-rather than a traditional survey, this provocative text explores the art of the last twenty years-the latter 1970s, the 1980s, and the first half of the 1990s-in both a thematic and chronological fashion. Using an engaging and approachable style-and an abundance of color illustrations, it takes a long look at dominant tendencies in contemporary art in the United States, Western and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Brandon.
Avant-garde and after.
New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1995
(OCoLC)604856744
Online version:
Taylor, Brandon.
Avant-garde and after.
New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1995
(OCoLC)607861048
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon Taylor
ISBN: 0810927071 9780810927070 0133600416 9780133600414
OCLC Number: 33438575
Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Tradition and Avant-Garde --
1. Alternatives to Modernism: the 1970s --
A new women's art --
Performance art --
The trials of conceptualism --
The spectre of affirmative painting --
2. Painting and Politics: 1976-90 --
The return of the figure and of "expression" --
Expressionism contexted --
Something called "post-modernism" --
Painting and "the feminine" --
3. Stolen Forms: 1976-90 --
Photography and gender --
objects and the market --
Painting and appropriation --
4. Art within the Museum: the later 1980s --
Culture itself as subject --
Installation as decay --
The curator's part --
The power of the photograph --
A kind of publicity --
5. Narrating Identity: the early 1990s --
The body and AIDS --
West-coast post-modernism --
Installations and the declasse --
Narrating the body --
The discourse of race --
6. Coda: Future Prospects.
Series Title: Perspectives (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)
Responsibility: Brandon Taylor.

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