The Contemporaries

Author: Roger White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620400944
Format: PDF
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Offers an intimate look at the world of American contemporary art, looking at the schools, scenes, and artists through the eyes of a working artist.

Art on the Block

Author: Ann Fensterstock
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137278498
Format: PDF
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A tour of the last four decades of contemporary art in New York City reveals how artists pioneered new trends in gentrification and inspired art renewals, focusing on the achievements of such artists as Basquiat and Rauschenberg.

Contemporary Art

Author: Alexander Dumbadze
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118298888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An engaging account of today’s contemporary art world that features original articles by leading international art historians, critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives on the most important debates and discussions happening around the world. Features a collection of all-new essays, organized around fourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates in contemporary art since 1989 Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on current discussions in the field and investigated by three essays, each shedding light on the subject in new and contrasting ways Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology, participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism, judgment, markets, art schools, and scholarship International in scope, bringing together over forty of the most important voices in the field, including Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs Media Collective, and Jan Verwoert A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventions and foster critical dialogue among both students and art aficionados

The Contemporary Art Book

Author: Charlotte Bonham-Carter
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781847960801
Format: PDF, ePub
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An updated edition of the acclaimed title, including new entries on artists such as Frank Bowling, Theaster Gates, and Tino Sehgal An extensive introductory guide to who s who in contemporary art, this book covers 200 of the most widely exhibited international artists, each entry illustrated with a key example of their work in color Includes masters such as Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois and Jasper Johns, whose work spans several generations; younger, well-known artists such as Matthew Barney, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin; and covers the recent emergence of important artists from both East and WestThis accessible and beautifully produced guide explores both the rapid changes of recent years and their impact. Contemporary art was once considered inaccessible, elitist or even facile, but is now enjoyed by millions of gallery visitors every year.The Contemporary Art Book pinpoints the key events that have contributed to this change. Ambitious redevelopments and new constructions - such as London's Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Kiasma in Helsinki and Kunst-Werke Berlin - have led to record numbers of visitors. Art collectors have also been influential, notably Charles Saatchi, whose vigorous promotion of the Young British Artists (or YBA) brought them celebrity status."

Painting Now

Author: Suzanne Hudson
ISBN: 9780500239261
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Painting is a continually expanding and evolving form of creative expression whose ongoing relevance is here convincingly asserted by renowned critic and art historian Suzanne Hudson. Her book offers an original survey of contemporary work a critical snapshot that brings together more than 200 artists from around the world who are defining the painterly ideas and aesthetics of our time. The introduction maps out the history of painting in the modern and postmodern eras, followed by six chapters that offer a wideranging thematic analysis of the field, addressing such ideas as appropriation, attitude, production and distribution, the body, painting about painting, and painters who introduce performance, installation and textiles into their work to critique painting itself.

The 12 Million Stuffed Shark

Author: Don Thompson
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781845134075
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No.5 1948 sell for $140 million? 'The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shar'k is the first book to look at the economics of the modern art world, and the marketing strategies that power the market to produce such astronomical prices. Don Thompson talks to auction houses, dealers, and collectors to find out the source of Charles Saatchi’s Midas touch, and how far a gallery like White Cube has contributed to Damien Hirst becoming one of the highest-earning artists in the world.

How to See

Author: David Salle
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393248135
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A master class in contemporary art by one of the preeminent painters of our time.

A People s Art History of the United States 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements

Author: Nicolas Lampert
ISBN: 9781620971338
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inspired by the pathbreaking work of Howard Zinn, "A People's Art History of the United States" is propelled by a democratic vision of art, showing that art doesn't just belong within the confines of museums and archives. In fact, art is created every day in the street and all around us, and everyone deserves to be a part of it. Called "important" by renowned art critic Lucy Lippard, "A People's Art History of the United States" introduces us to key works of American radical art alongside dramatic retellings of the histories that inspired them. Richly illustrated with more than two hundred black-and-white images, this book by acclaimed artist and author Nicolas Lampert is the go-to resource for everyone who wants to know what activist art can and does do for our society. Spanning the abolitionist movement, early labor movements, women's suffrage, the civil rights movement, and up to the present antiglobalization movement and beyond, "A People's Art History of the United States" is a wonderful read as well as a brilliant toolkit for today's artists and activists to adapt past tactics to the present, utilizing art and media as a form of civil disobedience.

Wayne Thiebaud

Author: Rachel Teagle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520294467
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Wayne Thiebaud: 1958/1968, organized and presented by the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, January 16/May 14, 2018."--Copyright page.

Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century

Author: Mark Leonard
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007398395
Format: PDF
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Those who believe Europe to be weak and ineffectual are wrong. Turning conventional wisdom on its head Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century sets out a vision for a century in which Europe will dominate, not America. This is the book that will make your mind up about Europe.