Art Since 1940

Art Since 1940
Author: Jonathan David Fineberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781856690584
ISBN 13: 185669058X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Since 1940 Book Review:

This survey looks at art from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of unique contributions by individual artists. These are examined in depth together with chapters which concern the broader context of the past six decades.

Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain

Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain
Author: Jonathan David Fineberg
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 080324973X
ISBN 13: 9780803249738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain Book Review:

Public lectures delivered at two separate venues, the Sheldon Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Kaneko, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Art and Visual Perception

Art and Visual Perception
Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780520243835
ISBN 13: 0520243838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Visual Perception Book Review:

Gestalt theory and the psychology of visual perception form the basis for an analysis of art and its basic elements

A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945

A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945
Author: Amelia Jones
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2009-02-09
ISBN 10: 9781405152358
ISBN 13: 1405152354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945 Book Review:

A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of scholarship in art history and visual studies, and pointing to future directions in the field. Contains dual chronological and thematic coverage of the major themes in the art of our time: politics, culture wars, public space, diaspora, the artist, identity politics, the body, and visual culture. Offers synthetic analysis, as well as new approaches to, debates central to the visual arts since 1945 such as those addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the role of the artist, technology and art, and the society of the spectacle.

High Tech Trash

High Tech Trash
Author: Carolyn L. Kane
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 0520340140
ISBN 13: 9780520340145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Tech Trash Book Review:

​A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’ Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. High-Tech Trash analyzes creative strategies in glitch, noise, and error to chart the development of an aesthetic paradigm rooted in failure. Carolyn L. Kane explores how technologically influenced creative practices, primarily from the second half of the twentieth and first quarter of the twenty-first centuries, critically offset a broader culture of pervasive risk and discontent. In so doing, she questions how we continue onward, striving to do better and acquire more, despite inevitable disappointment. High-Tech Trash speaks to a paradox in contemporary society in which failure is disavowed yet necessary for technological innovation.

The Innocent Eye

The Innocent Eye
Author: Sir Herbert Edward Read
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1933
ISBN 10: 9781858250182
ISBN 13: 1858250188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innocent Eye Book Review:

Zhang Xiaogang Disquieting Memories

Zhang Xiaogang  Disquieting Memories
Author: Jonathan Fineberg
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780714868929
ISBN 13: 0714868922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zhang Xiaogang Disquieting Memories Book Review:

The first major monograph on Zhang Xiaogang (b. 1958), a leading Chinese contemporary artist, world‐renowned for his haunting, surrealist works. Both a retrospective of his paintings and a biography of his dramatic life, Zhang Xiaogang: Disquieting Memories is a key resource for academia and art enthusiasts alike. This book features all of the artist’s iconic series – major works as well as lesser‐known drawings – and never‐before‐published letters dating from the early 1980s between the artist and his friends. These offer an inside view of everyday life in China, historic and political events, as well as invaluable insight into Zhang’s artistic practice. With a chronology illustrated with personal photographs from the artist’s archive, this is the most comprehensive account of the artist’s life and work.

A Troublesome Subject

A Troublesome Subject
Author: Jonathan Fineberg
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 0520273834
ISBN 13: 9780520273832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Troublesome Subject Book Review:

The first major book to consider the life and work of Robert Arneson, A Troublesome Subject tells the fascinating story of how a high school art teacher transformed himself into an artist of international stature and ambition. Representing the full scope of Arneson’s career in a rich survey of color reproductions, this book is at once a study of the trajectory of contemporary culture, the work of Robert Arneson, and the relationship between the two. It shows how Arneson’s work articulated the crisis of narcissism that has defined American culture since 1970. Jonathan Fineberg develops his ongoing work toward a psychosocial history of art as he proceeds through Arneson’s career—chronicling his early life, the formation of a personal style, and finding a unique subject matter in his famous post-1970 turn to self-portraiture.

Artists Critics Context

Artists  Critics  Context
Author: Paul F. Fabozzi
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105111778374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artists Critics Context Book Review:

"Artists, Critics, Context is an anthology of readings on American art and culture that begins in the 1940s with Abstract Expressionism and the Cold War and ends in the 1990s with the ubiquity of video installations and the broad cultural changes arising from technological developments in telecommunications and biotechnology."--Preface pg. ix.

Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art
Author: Terry Smith
Publsiher: Laurence King
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781856697163
ISBN 13: 1856697169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Art Book Review:

Contemporary Art: World Currents argues that, in recent decades, a worldwide shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred. This has not, however, been a uniform change from one phase or style in the history of art to another. Rather, artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary worlds diversity and complexity. The book is a genuinely worldwide survey of art from the 1960s to the present, which emphasizes its relationships to all aspects of contemporary experiencewhat the author calls arts contemporaneity. Examining the changes as they occurred, Terry Smith offers the first historical account of the developments that constitute the key currents in world contemporary art. Artists well known in the cultural centres of Europe and the US, and those prominent on the biennale circuit, are placed within the art scenes from which they came. The work of artists whose reputations are primarily local is fully acknowledged. Ranging across Asia, East and Central Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, Oceania and Africa, and drawing upon local histories and research, this book breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world. Taking a comparative perspective, it relates these developments to worldwide changes in art and culture, highlighting the main concerns of contemporary artists today. Diversitythe contemporaneity of differencenot a convergence towards sameness, Smith argues, is what makes todays art contemporary.

The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media

The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media
Author: Werner Wolf
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 9401200696
ISBN 13: 9789401200691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media Book Review:

One possible description of the contemporary medial landscape in Western culture is that it has gone meta to an unprecedented extent, so that a remarkable meta-culture has emerged. Indeed, metareference, i.e. self-reflexive comments on, or references to, various kinds of media-related aspects of a given medial artefact or performance, specific media and arts or the media in general is omnipresent and can, nowadays, be encountered in high art and literature as frequently as in their popular counterparts, in the "traditional "media as well as in new media. From the "Simpsons," pop music, children s literature, computer games and pornography to the contemporary visual arts, feature film, postmodern fiction, drama and even architecture everywhere one can find metareferential explorations, comments on or criticism of representation, medial conventions or modes of production and reception, and related issues. Within individual media and genres, notably in research on postmodernist metafiction, this outspoken tendency towards metaization is known well enough, and various reasons have been given for it. Yet never has there been an attempt to account for what one may aptly term the current metareferential turn on a larger, transmedial scale. This is what "The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media: Forms, Functions, Attempts at Explanation" undertakes to do as a sequel to its predecessor, the volume "Metareference across Media" (vol. 4 in the series Studies in Intermediality ), which was dedicated to theoretical issues and transhistorical case studies. Coming from diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds, the contributors to the present volume propose explanations of impressive subtlety, breadth and depth for the current situation in addition to exploring individual forms and functions of metareference which may be linked with particular explanations. As expected, there is no monocausal reason to be found for the situation under scrutiny, yet the proposals made have in their compination a remarkable explanatory power which contributes to a better understanding of an important facet of current media production and reception. The essays assembled in the volume, which also contains an introduction with a detailed survey over the possibilities of accounting for the metareferential turn, will be relevant to students and scholars from a wide variety of fields: cultural history at large, intermediality and media studies as well as, more particularly, literary studies, music, film and art history."

Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking
Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780520242265
ISBN 13: 0520242262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Thinking Book Review:

"This book is an attempt to proceed from earlier studies of art to a broader concern with visual perception as a cognitive activity-- a reversal, one might say, of the historical development that led in the philosophy of the eighteenth century from 'aisthesis' to aesthetics, from sensory experience in general to the arts in particular."--Preface.

Retail Advertising and Promotion

Retail Advertising and Promotion
Author: Jay Diamond
Publsiher: Fairchild Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN 10: 9781563678981
ISBN 13: 1563678985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Retail Advertising and Promotion Book Review:

Retail Advertising and Promotion explores how today's retailers can effectively reach their existing customers while also attracting and retaining new ones. The only advertising book that focuses specifically on the retail industry, it covers historical perspectives, ethics, regulations, and current trends while featuring practical information on planning and budgeting and advice on how to work with advertising agencies. All forms of advertising media are covered, from newspapers and magazines to television, radio, outdoor advertising, and the Internet. The book also discusses promotional tools such as special events, visual merchandising, and public relations, providing students with all they need to coordinate successful advertising and promotional initiatives on behalf of a retail business. Instructors, contact your Sales Representative for access to Instructor's Materials.

The Innocent Eye

The Innocent Eye
Author: Jonathan David Fineberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780691016856
ISBN 13: 0691016852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innocent Eye Book Review:

Presenting some of the children's art owned by such modern artists as Kandinsky, Picasso, and Miro+a7 in hundreds of reproductions, an art historian offers a ground-breaking account of the influence of children's art on modern art. UP.

Art on the Edge and Over

Art on the Edge and Over
Author: Linda Weintraub,Arthur C. Danto,Thomas McEvilley
Publsiher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780965198806
ISBN 13: 0965198804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art on the Edge and Over Book Review:

Recognizing that art at the end of the twentieth century changes too quickly and is too multifaceted and unfamiliar to be automatically understood, Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society explains the intractably avant-garde art of the 1970s, 80s and 90s by searching for art's meaning within the context of popular culture and the common trends that have led to such new forms of expression. This one-of-a-kind resource is composed of 35 easy-to-read, chapter-long essays that each cover a particular deviation from conventional art practices (such as smell as an aesthetic ingredient, shopping as a creative process or blood, pollen, discarded dolls and toxic earth as a medium of expression.) Within each chapter, the theme discussed is illuminated by and elucidates the work of one particular artist (such as Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Laib, On Kawara, Marina Abramovic, Gilbert and George, David Hammons, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Salle, Janine Antoni, Rosemarie Trockel, Andres Serrano, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Kruger, Vito Acconci, and Mike Kelley). An easy-to-follow guide to the unconventional art of our contemporaries, Art on the Edge and Over is a vital resource for all those interested in art history, studio art, aesthetics, and contemporary society.

The Global Political Economy of Israel

The Global Political Economy of Israel
Author: Jonathan Nitzan,Shimshon Bichler
Publsiher: Pluto Press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2002-08-20
ISBN 10: 9780745316758
ISBN 13: 0745316751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Political Economy of Israel Book Review:

Leading writer Boris Kagarlitsky offers an ambitious account of 1000 years of Russian history.

When We Were Young

When We Were Young
Author: Jonathan David Fineberg,Phillips Collection,Krannert Art Museum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064742623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Were Young Book Review:

"Jonathan Fineberg captures in words the reality, delight, and imagination of children's art. He is a visionary, as are so many of the artists he cites in this important book."--Agnes Gund, President Emerita, Museum of Modern Art

Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times

Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times
Author: Stephen D. Farrall,Jonathan Jackson,Emily Gray
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 0199540810
ISBN 13: 9780199540815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times Book Review:

The fear of crime has been recognized as an important social problem, affecting a significant number of people. In this book, the authors review the findings from over 35 years of research into attitudes to crime and propose a new model, separating those who only 'expressively' fear crime from those who have actual experience of worrying about it.

Hidden Costs of Energy

Hidden Costs of Energy
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2010-06-26
ISBN 10: 0309146402
ISBN 13: 9780309146401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Costs of Energy Book Review:

Despite the many benefits of energy, most of which are reflected in energy market prices, the production, distribution, and use of energy causes negative effects. Many of these negative effects are not reflected in energy market prices. When market failures like this occur, there may be a case for government interventions in the form of regulations, taxes, fees, tradable permits, or other instruments that will motivate recognition of these external or hidden costs. The Hidden Costs of Energy defines and evaluates key external costs and benefits that are associated with the production, distribution, and use of energy, but are not reflected in market prices. The damage estimates presented are substantial and reflect damages from air pollution associated with electricity generation, motor vehicle transportation, and heat generation. The book also considers other effects not quantified in dollar amounts, such as damages from climate change, effects of some air pollutants such as mercury, and risks to national security. While not a comprehensive guide to policy, this analysis indicates that major initiatives to further reduce other emissions, improve energy efficiency, or shift to a cleaner electricity generating mix could substantially reduce the damages of external effects. A first step in minimizing the adverse consequences of new energy technologies is to better understand these external effects and damages. The Hidden Costs of Energy will therefore be a vital informational tool for government policy makers, scientists, and economists in even the earliest stages of research and development on energy technologies.

Art Beyond the West

Art Beyond the West
Author: Michael Kampen-O'Riley
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2001-10
ISBN 10: 9780130422552
ISBN 13: 013042255X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Beyond the West Book Review:

In this first major survey of the arts of Africa, India and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea, the Pacific, and the Americas, Michael Kampen O'Riley presents the vast and fascinating range of arts that lie outside the Western tradition. Within a predominantly geographic and chronological framework, he explores the arts of these areas from the beginnings of civilization to the present day. As early as the Renaissance, European collectors were enjoying "exotic" pieces from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. But it was not until the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that Europeans began to pay serious attention to the spectacular art and architecture they found abroad. With the accumulation of knowledge, each of these arts began to be recognized and appreciated in its own terms. Using maps, time charts, and a wide selection of famous and lesser known images, the author charts this growing awareness region by region, analyzing individual art works within their cultural contexts. The book's final chapter focuses on the increasing interrelation between all these cultures during the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. The effects of postcolonialism, postmodernism, and internationalism are acknowledged as instrumental in the creation of new hybrid art forms that draw their inspiration both from specific cultural traditions and the contemporary world at large.