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Contemporary British art : an introduction

Author: Grant Pooke
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This text provides an introduction to British art, in all its money-sexy glory. It explores key themes in British art practice such as autobiographical art, the abject, and mutability and death, through a discussion of the work of key artists and art movements.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Pooke
ISBN: 9780415389730 0415389739 9780415389747 0415389747
OCLC Number: 598305116
Description: xiv, 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter One: Perspectives on the Contemporary Art Market and its Institutions ; The Contemporary Art Market ; Contemporary Art, Celebrity & Private Collecting ; Perspectives on Contemporary Art Patronage ; The Arts Council's Per Cent for Art Scheme ; Contexts for Public Art & Other Commissioning Organisations ; British Art Awards and Prizes ; The Creative Economy and Cultural Regeneration ; Contemporary Art Fairs and Biennales --
Chapter Two: Post-Conceptual British Painting ; Painting: Histories, Ideas and Contexts ; British Painting: Cultural Politics, Dissent and other Narratives ; Place, Entropy and the Imaginary in Contemporary Painting ; Remodernism, Stuckism and Film Noir Nostalgia ; Gestural and Geometric British Painting: Modernisms Revisited --
Chapter Three: Installation Art and Sculpture as Institutional Paradigms ; Installations and Installation Art ; Site-specific and Non Site-Specific Installations ; Installation, Objecthood and Active Spectatorship ; Phenomenology and Installation Art ; Installation Art, Praxis and Relational Aesthetics ; Installation Practice as a Dream-Like Encounter ; Paradigms of Installation Art as Immersive Experience and Subjective Disintegration ; Installations, Bodily Response and Experience ; Installation, Politics and Activated Spectatorship ; 'Sculpture in the Expanded Field' --
Traditions and Revisions ; Sculpture as Commodity and Appropriation ; Sculpture, Ambivalence and the Abject --
Chapter Four: New Media in Transition: Photography, Video & the Performative ; Photography: Contexts & Histories ; Narratives and Countercultures: Video and Performance Art ; Performance, Abjection and Other Narratives ; Documentary Genres: Docu-fiction and Social Reportage ; Technical Interventions, De-familiarisation and Spectacle ; Portraiture, Still Life and New Media Art: Objectification and Reversals.
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Presents an introduction to the field of contemporary British art. This book is organised around genres or related practices - painting; sculpture and installation; and, film, video and performance.  Read more...

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