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Modern art in the common culture

Author: Thomas E Crow
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Must avant-garde art hold itself apart from the values and beliefs widely held in the common culture? Must advanced artists always be the symbolic adversaries of the ordinary citizen? These questions have dominated, even paralyzed the modern art world, particularly in recent years when perceived elitism and imposed canons of taste have come under fire from all sides. In this stimulating book, a prominent art  Read more...
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Named Person: Jackson Pollock; Andy Warhol; Hank Herron; Gerhard Richter; Ross Bleckner; Gordon Matta-Clark; Richard Serra; Jeff Wall
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Crow
ISBN: 0300064381 9780300064384 0300076495 9780300076493
OCLC Number: 32469148
Description: viii, 274 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Modernism and Mass Culture in the Visual Arts --
2. Fashioning the New York School --
3. Saturday Disasters: Trace and Reference in Early Warhol --
4. The Return of Hank Herron: Simulated Abstraction and the Service Economy of Art --
5. Art Criticism in the Age of Incommensurate Values: On the Thirtieth Anniversary of Artforum --
6. Handmade Photographs and Homeless Representation --
7. Ross Bleckner, or the Conditions of Painting's Reincarnation --
8. Site-Specific Art: The Strong and the Weak --
9. Profane Illuminations: The Social History of Jeff Wall --
10. The Simple Life: Pastoralism and the Persistence of Genre in Recent Art --
11. Unwritten Histories of Conceptual Art: Against Visual Culture.
Responsibility: Thomas Crow.

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Focusing on the continual interdependence between advanced art and modern mass culture, this study considers works from Paris in the mid-19th century through to the revivals of conceptual art in the  Read more...

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