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Contemporary art : world currents

Author: Terry Smith
Publisher: London, U.K. : Laurence King Pub., 2011.
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This text argues that, in recent decades, a worldwide shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred. This has not, however, been a uniform change from one phase or style in the history of art to another. Rather, artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary worlds diversity and complexity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Smith
ISBN: 9781856697163 1856697169
OCLC Number: 721925541
Description: 348 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Pt I. Becoming Contemporary in Euroamerica. Late Modern Art Becomes Contemporary ; The Contemporary Art Boom --
pt. II The Transnational Transition ; Russia and (East of) Europe ; South and Central America, The Caribbean ; China and East Asia ; India, South and Southeast Asia ; Oceania ; Africa ; West Asia 236 --
pt. III Contemporary Concerns. World Pictures: Making Art Politically ; Climate Change: Art and Ecology ; Social Media: Affects of Time; Coda: Permanent Transition.
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This book breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each of cultural region of the world. The author argues that it is diversity, or the  Read more...

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