Revolutionary in both its content and its presentation, Art Since 1900, 3rd Edition, (PDF) has been welcomed as a landmark study in the history of art. Regarded by some of the most influential art historians of our time, this extraordinary ebook has now been revised, expanded, and brought right up to date to include the latest developments in the study and practice of art. It offers the most comprehensive critical history of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries ever published.
With a clear year-by-year structure, the authors provide 130 articles, each focusing on a crucial event –like the publication of an important text, the creation of a seminal work, or the opening of a major exhibition – to tell the countless stories of art from 1900 to the present. All the main turning points and breakthroughs of modernism and postmodernism are studied in-depth, as are the frequent antimodernist reactions that offered alternative visions. This 3e includes a new introduction on the impact of globalization, in addition to essays on the development of Synthetic Cubism, Brazilian modernism, postmodern architecture, early avant-garde film, Moscow conceptualism, South African photography, queer art, and the rise of the new museum of art.
The ebook’s flexible structure and extensive cross-referencing allow readers to make their own course through the century and to follow any one of the many narratives that unfold, be it the history of a medium such as painting, the influence of a movement such as Surrealism, the development of art in a particular country, or the emergence of a stylistic or conceptual body of work like abstraction or minimalism.
Illustrating the writing are reproductions of almost eight hundred of the canonical (and anti-canonical) works of the century. A five-part introduction unfolds the methodologies that govern the discipline of art history, informing and improving the reader’s understanding of its practice today. Two roundtable discussions consider some of the questions raised by the previous decades and look ahead to the future. Background information on main events, places, and people is given in boxes throughout, while a glossary, full bibliography, and list of websites add to the reference value of this outstanding volume.
Much-admired as the definitive work on the subject, Art Since 1900 3e is essential reading for anyone searching to understand the complexities of art in the modern age.
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