Modern Art

ISBN-10: 0192803646
ISBN-13: 9780192803641
Edition: 2005
Authors: David Cottington
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Description: As public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of Tate Modern and the Bilbao Guggenheim, there is a real need for a book that will engage general readers, offering them not only information and ideas  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286

As public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of Tate Modern and the Bilbao Guggenheim, there is a real need for a book that will engage general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and history. This book achieves all this and focuses on interrogating the idea of 'modern' art by asking such questions as: What has made a work of art qualify asmodern (or fail to)? How has this selection been made? What is the relationship between modern and contemporary art? Is 'postmodernist' art no longer modern, or just no longer modernist - in either case, why, and what does this claim mean, both for art and the idea of 'the modern'?Cottington examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin's Bed, (1999); and the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler to Charles Saatchi.

Introduction
Introduction: Modern Art: Monument or Mockery?
The formation of the Avant-Garde
New media, new messages
Somebody had to be Picasso: the artist as hero
High and Low: culture and consumerism
Past the post: whatever next?

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