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Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of the Tate Modern in London and the Bilbao Guggenheim. Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction engages general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and history. The book focuses on interrogating the idea of "modern" art by asking such questions as: What makes a work of art qualify as modern, 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?"

Cottingham 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). He also looks at the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler, to Charles Saatchi.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam

About the Author

David Cottington is Professor of History of Art at Falmouth College of Art and the author of Cubism.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Introduction: Modern Art: Monument or Mockery?

1. The formation of the Avant-Garde

2. New media, new messages

3. Somebody had to be Picasso: the artist as hero

4. High and Low: culture and consumerism

5. Past the post: whatever next?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803641
Author:
Cottington, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 19th century.
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Modern/Contemporary
Subject:
Art - General
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
120
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 halftones
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
7.14x4.48x.44 in. .32 lbs.

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