Themes of Contemporary Art

Themes of Contemporary Art
Author: Jean Robertson,Craig McDaniel,Associate Dean and Professor of Fine Art Craig McDaniel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780190276621
ISBN 13: 0190276622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Themes of Contemporary Art Book Review:

Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 (Fourth Edition) is a unique introduction to eight important themes that have recurred in art over the past few decades-identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, and spirituality. Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel provide anintriguing and accessible guide that will stimulate students, gallery goers, and other readers to think actively and critically about visual art from 1980 to the present. The opening chapter provides a concise overview of the period, analyzing how key changes (the rise of digital media, a growingawareness of globalization, the influence of theory, the use of the Internet, and interactions with everyday culture) have resulted in an art world with dramatically expanded boundaries. Each of the remaining eight chapters features an introduction to one theme; a brief look at historical precedentsand influences; a detailed analysis of how contemporary artists have responded to and embodied aspects of the theme in specific works; and two in-depth and fascinating profiles of artists who have extensively explored aspects of the theme in his or her work.Generously illustrated in full color, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 (Fourth Edition) covers an international array of artists working with an immense variety of materials, techniques, subjects, and forms. A timeline that situates contemporary art in the context of major events inworld history, art, and popular culture enhances the engaging, readable text.

Themes in Contemporary Art

Themes in Contemporary Art
Author: Gillian Perry,Paul Wood
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780300102970
ISBN 13: 0300102976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Themes in Contemporary Art Book Review:

This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.

Themes in Contemporary Art

Themes in Contemporary Art
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:56514394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions

Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions
Author: Caroline Turner,Michelle Antoinette
Publsiher: ANU Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2014-10-03
ISBN 10: 1925022005
ISBN 13: 9781925022001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions Book Review:

“… a diverse and stimulating group of essays that together represents a significant contribution to thinking about the nascent field of contemporary Asian art studies … Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions: Connectivities and World-making … brings together essays by significant academics, curators and artist working in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom that reflect on contemporary art in the Asia-Pacific region, and Australia’s cultural interconnections with Asia. It will be a welcome addition to the body of literature related to these emergent areas of art historical study. ” — Dr Claire Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Adelaide This volume draws together essays by leading art experts observing the dramatic developments in Asian art and exhibitions in the last two decades. The authors explore new regional and global connections and new ways of understanding contemporary Asian art in the twenty-first century. The essays coalesce around four key themes: world-making; intra-Asian regional connections; art’s affective capacity in cross-cultural engagement; and Australia’s cultural connections with Asia. In exploring these themes, the essays adopt a diversity of approaches and encompass art history, art theory, visual culture and museum studies, as well as curatorial and artistic practice. With introductory and concluding essays by editors Michelle Antoinette and Caroline Turner this volume features contributions from key writers on the region and on contemporary art: Patrick D Flores, John Clark, Chaitanya Sambrani, Pat Hoffie, Charles Merewether, Marsha Meskimmon, Francis Maravillas, Oscar Ho, Alison Carroll and Jacqueline Lo. Richly illustrated with artworks by leading contemporary Asian artists, Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions: Connectivities and World-making will be essential reading for those interested in recent developments in contemporary Asian art, including students and scholars of art history, Asian studies, museum studies, visual and cultural studies.

Interpreting Themes in Textile Art

Interpreting Themes in Textile Art
Author: Els van Baarle,Cherilyn Martin
Publsiher: Pavilion Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-02-15
ISBN 10: 1849944768
ISBN 13: 9781849944762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Themes in Textile Art Book Review:

An inspirational and practical book on how to interpret and collaborate on different themes in textile art. With foreword by Marie-Therese Wisniowski, who runs Art Quill Studio. This stunning collection showcases the work produced by renowned textile artists Els van Baarle and Cherilyn Martin, and explores how – even when working from the same starting point – textile art can produce a myriad interpretations of shape, form, colour and technique. Els and Cherilyn have chosen six themes for their own starting point, each full of inspiration and artistic potential: Memory (both personal experiences and historical events); Graven (cemetery) images and idols; Books as objects; Pompeii and archaeological excavations; Walls; and Everyday items. For each of the themes the authors have provided a personal interpretation of the work and a description of the techniques they used, along with step-by-step instructions. In the chapter on memory, for example, Cherilyn demonstrates how old fabrics and textiles (which themselves have a unique history all of their own) can be recycled to incorporate your own stitched drawings. Alternatively, Els explores Procion Dye techniques to create colourful and striking fabrics that bear no resemblance to Els work on the same theme. The trend for collaborative textile art is increasing in popularity. This fascinating guide provides a rich seam of inspiration from two renowned artists, exploring how to get the most from your collaborations and produce beautiful and unique work.

What Is Contemporary Art

What Is Contemporary Art
Author: Terry Smith
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-08-10
ISBN 10: 022613167X
ISBN 13: 9780226131672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Contemporary Art Book Review:

Who gets to say what counts as contemporary art? Artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, collectors, or the public? Revealing how all of these groups have shaped today’s multifaceted definition, Terry Smith brilliantly shows that an historical approach offers the best answer to the question: What is Contemporary Art? Smith argues that the most recognizable kind is characterized by a return to mainstream modernism in the work of such artists as Richard Serra and Gerhard Richter, as well as the retro-sensationalism of figures like Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami. At the same time, Smith reveals, postcolonial artists are engaged in a different kind of practice: one that builds on local concerns and tackles questions of identity, history, and globalization. A younger generation embodies yet a third approach to contemporaneity by investigating time, place, mediation, and ethics through small-scale, closely connective art making. Inviting readers into these diverse yet overlapping art worlds, Smith offers a behind-the-scenes introduction to the institutions, the personalities, the biennials, and of course the works that together are defining the contemporary. The resulting map of where art is now illuminates not only where it has been but also where it is going.

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.

Why is that Art

Why is that Art
Author: Terry Barrett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079284934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why is that Art Book Review:

Why Is That Art? addresses common questions that viewers raise about contemporary art: Why is that art? Why is it in an art museum? Who says it's art? If I did this, would it be art? Why is it good? Covering a broad, diverse, and engaging sampling of works--abstract and representational painting, monumental sculpture, performance art, video installations, films, and photographs--author Terry Barrett responds to these questions using three sources: the artists who created the works, philosophers of art, and art critics. Introducing students to a variety of established theories of art, he presents the traditional sets of criteria of Realism, Expressionism, and Formalism, which are in turn updated by recent sources of Poststructuralism. Barrett applies each of these theories to challenging works of contemporary art, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each mode of interpretation. He encourages students to consider many criteria when evaluating an artwork, to critically examine judgments made by others, and to make informed judgments of their own. Ideal for courses in aesthetics, art theory, art criticism, and the philosophy of art, Why Is That Art? is organized chronologically according to the history of aesthetics. It features sixty-seven illustrations (twenty-six in a full-color insert), discusses a wide range of American and European artists, and includes an exceptional overview of postmodern pluralism. This unique book will provide students with a newfound appreciation for contemporary art, scholarship, and reasoned argumentation, giving them the confidence to join the fascinating discourse on contemporary art.

Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society

Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society
Author: Pascal, Ana-Maria
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2016-12-21
ISBN 10: 1522519564
ISBN 13: 9781522519560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society Book Review:

Religion is considered by many to be something of the past, but it has a lasting hold in society and influences people across many cultures. This integration of spirituality causes numerous impacts across various aspects of modern life. Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the cultural, sociological, economic, and philosophical effects of religion on modern society and human behavior. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as social reforms, national identity, and existential spirituality, this publication is ideally designed for theoreticians, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, advanced-level students and sociologists.

Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art
Author: Alexander Dumbadze,Suzanne Hudson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1118298888
ISBN 13: 9781118298886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Art Book Review:

An engaging account of today’s contemporary art world thatfeatures original articles by leading international art historians,critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives onthe most important debates and discussions happening around theworld. Features a collection of all-new essays, organized aroundfourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates incontemporary art since 1989 Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on currentdiscussions in the field and investigated by three essays, eachshedding 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 themost important voices in the field, including SofíaHernández Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs MediaCollective, and Jan Verwoert A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventionsand foster critical dialogue among both students and artaficionados

Typographic Variations

Typographic Variations
Author: Hermann Zapf
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015017686174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Typographic Variations Book Review:

Set in 16 languages with the types of D. Stempel "taken from the foundry's archives" and printed by Heinrich Egenolf. A magnificent display of typography and type specimens printed in black with some part printed in an alternative color. With 12 page foldout prospectus loosely inserted. -- vendor description.

Art History in a Global Context

Art History in a Global Context
Author: Ann Albritton,Gwen Farrelly
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 1119127823
ISBN 13: 9781119127826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art History in a Global Context Book Review:

Presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the evolving discipline of global art studies This volume examines how art historians, critics, and artists revisit art from ancient times through to the early modern period as well as the ways in which contemporary objects are approached through the lens of global contact, exchange, networks, and trade routes. It assists students who actively seek to understand "global art history" and the discipline beyond the founding Western canons. The first section of Art History in a Global Context: Methods, Themes and Approaches explores how themes related to globalization are framing the creation, circulation, reception, and study of art today. The second section examines how curators, scholars, artists, and critics have challenged the Eurocentric canon through works of art, writings, exhibitions, biennials, large-scale conferences, and the formation of global networks. The third section is designed to help students look forward by exploring how art history in a global context is beginning to extend beyond the contemporary condition to understand the meaning, conditions, and impacts of exchange across borders and among artists in earlier periods. Presents a historiography of global art histories in academic, museological, and exhibition projects Written by a collection of authors from different linguistic, cultural, geographic, generational, and disciplinary perspectives Aids students in understanding “global art history” and the discipline beyond the founding Western canons Provides a set of case studies to bring to life methodologies being employed in the field Features contributors from the program of the Getty Foundation and the College Art Association International Committee’s project Art History in a Global Context is an ideal choice for upper-level undergraduate and entry level graduate art students. It can also be used as a teaching tool, or as models for case studies in different formats.

Horizon of the Unseen

Horizon of the Unseen
Author: Corinne Randall
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781841509136
ISBN 13: 1841509132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horizon of the Unseen Book Review:

Horizon of the Unseen is a compilation of quotes taken from the eternal and universal truths that exist in all of the world's spiritual traditions. The twelve themes are interpreted visually by the author, each page containing full colour reproductions. This book grew out of a series of guided meditations run within a counselling centre. The thematic mood of each meditation was then used as inspiration for painting. The artwork describes a meditative space and therefore works in parallel to the text. The diversity of themes result in a spectrum of approaches ranging from figurative to abstract or conceptual. They are drawn together by the metaphors contained within the quotes, that relate the signs and attributes of the physical world back to the One unknowable Essence. We live in an age of extremes. On one hand we see the disintegration of society reflected in much contemporary art. Out of these growing pains, however, a new holistic paradigm is emerging. Artist in Sanskrit means one who sees things fitting together. By redefining the importance of spirituality to visual art this book strives to demonstrate this obvious but often overlooked purpose of art.The format is simple and accessible but also contains deeper layers of underlying meaning. Horizon of the Unseen is therefore suitable as a gift book, as an aid for meditation or as a source of creative inspiration.

Tick Tock

Tick Tock
Author: Bartholomew F. Bland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 9780692098677
ISBN 13: 0692098674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tick Tock Book Review:

The ticking clock and the draining hourglass are universal symbols of time, but artists possess their own varied and unique vocabularies to tackle Time. In TICK-TOCK, they look at Time's impact through a range of media and find meaning in the tools that chart Time-clocks, calendars, sundials, hourglasses, digital timekeepers, and time-elapsed video. In their skilled hands these everyday working devices can rise to the level of poetry.

The Contemporary the Common

The Contemporary  the Common
Author: Chantal Pontbriand
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822038980355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary the Common Book Review:

Examines themes of being-in-common in today's world and their relation to the development of art practices. The work of Claire Fontaine, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Ion Grigorescu, Carsten Höller, Mike Kelley, Sigalit Landau, Rabih Mroué, Yvonne Rainer, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Jeff Wall, among other artists, is examined together with Pontbriand's insights into the seminal issues stirring the field of contemporary art

Contemporary Themes in Humanities Higher Education

Contemporary Themes in Humanities Higher Education
Author: E.A. Chambers
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780792366942
ISBN 13: 0792366948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Themes in Humanities Higher Education Book Review:

This book is dedicated to the teaching and study of the enduringly popular Humanities in our colleges and universities. It aims to help unite humanities educators at a time of profound change in education systems worldwide - offering a modern theory of our particular purposes, teaching methods and styles. Drawing on detailed case studies, it is also designed to make a modernising impact upon practice. The book's themes include Critical Humanism and a new model for the humanities: `The Other'/tradition and modern consciousness; widening participation in humanities education; globalisation and humanities teaching in Europe; the new technologies, their uses and impact; and the value and conduct of pedagogic research. If you are a teacher of any humanities subject, a researcher into the teaching-learning of the humanities or involved in staff development, if you are a further and higher education policy maker or administrator, this book is for you.

The Art of Feminism

The Art of Feminism
Author: Helena Reckitt
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-12-25
ISBN 10: 1452170010
ISBN 13: 9781452170015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Feminism Book Review:

Feminist art and the fight for equality Art and feminism: Once again, women are on the march. And since its inception in the 19th century, the women's movement has harnessed the power of images to transmit messages of social change and equality to the world. A comprehensive international survey of feminist art: From highlighting the posters of the Suffrage Atelier, through the radical art of Judy Chicago and Carrie Mae Weems, to the cutting-edge work of Sethembile Msezane and Andrea Bowers, The Art of Feminism traces the way feminists have shaped visual arts and media throughout history. Feminism and art history: Featuring more than 350 works of art, illustration, photography, performance, and graphic design—along with essays examining the legacy of the radical canon—this rich volume showcases the vibrancy of the feminist aesthetic over the last 150 years. Readers familiar with Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History, Women Art and Society and Women Artists will enjoy The Art of Feminism

Land Environmental Art

Land   Environmental Art
Author: Jeffrey Kastner,Brian Wallis
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-03-02
ISBN 10: 9780714845197
ISBN 13: 0714845191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Environmental Art Book Review:

The definitive survey of Land Art and contemporary environmental art, now available in paperback

Memory

Memory
Author: Ian Farr
Publsiher: Whitechapel Art Gallery
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780854882045
ISBN 13: 0854882049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Book Review:

This anthology investigates the turn in art not only towards archives and histories, the relics of modernities past, but toward the phenomena, in themselves, of haunting and the activation of memory. It looks at a wide array of artistic relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as forms of active forgetting. Its discussions encompass artworks from the late 1940s onward, ranging from reperformances such as Marina Abramovic's Seven Easy Pieces (embodied resurrections of decades-removed performance pieces by her contemporaries) to the inanimate trace of memory Robert Morris assigns to his free-form felt pieces, which forget in their present configurations their previous slides and falls.

Art of the Twentieth Century

Art of the Twentieth Century
Author: Jason Gaiger,Paul Wood
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-03-11
ISBN 10: 9780300101447
ISBN 13: 0300101449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art of the Twentieth Century Book Review:

This reader, a companion to The Open University's four-volume Art of the Twentieth Century series, offers a variety of writings by art historians and art theorists. The writings were originally published as freestanding essays or chapters in books, and they reflect the diversity of art historical interpretations and theoretical approaches to twentieth-century art. Accessible to the general reader, this book may be read independently or to supplement the materials explored in the four course texts. The volume includes a general introduction as well as a brief introduction to each piece, outlining its origin and relevance.