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Themes of Contemporary Art : Visual Art After 1980

Posted on August 23 2016

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Themes of Contemporary Art : Visual Art After 1980 │By (author) Professor of Art History Jean Robertson , By (author) Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs Craig McDaniel


Offering a unique thematic approach to recent art history, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980, Third Edition, focuses on eight central ideas recurring in art over the past few decades: identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, and spirituality. Featuring 160 vivid illustrations (23 in color and 137 in black and white), this wide-ranging introduction presents artworks that exemplify a variety of materials, techniques, theoretical viewpoints, and stylistic approaches, by artists from diverse ethnic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. Concise, engaging, and accessible, this thought-provoking volume challenges readers to think actively and critically about the ideas expressed in contemporary art.


Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd
  • 0199797072
  • 9780199797073
  • 148,793


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