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The recording machine : art and fact during the Cold War

Author: Joshua Shannon
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revealing look at the irrevocable change in art during the 1960s and its relationship to the modern culture of fact This refreshing and erudite book offers a new understanding of the transformation of photography and the visual arts around 1968. Author Joshua Shannon reveals an oddly stringent realism in the period, tracing artists' rejection of essential truths in favor of surface appearances. Dubbing this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Shannon
ISBN: 9780300187274 0300187270
OCLC Number: 961312415
Description: ix, 230 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The turn from truth --
Machine : conceptual photography --
Matter : art in the desert --
Surface : photorealist painting --
System : Gerhard Richter --
The lasting problem of realism.
Responsibility: Joshua Shannon.

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