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Publisher Comments:

"The concept of the beautiful has undergone profound changes during the last half of the twentieth century, as has our way of considering everything that is called art. We need a new key to help us "know how to see" so that we can stay attuned to what is going on in the contemporary world of art where new aesthetic styles are appearing and being challenged one after the other." "This book by Lea Vergine, which discusses seventeen different art movements in separate chapters, offers, within the panorama of contemporary art criticism books, a blend between a handy art-history manual and an assessment of a cultural adventure that has passed through and overturned the parameters of taste of the last forty years. The clear and incisive writing style guides the reader, student or specialist, whatever his or her specific interests and curiosities, like an essential travel kit for understanding today's reality, grasping its raison d'etre, and above all, plunging into its multiple mutations."

Synopsis:

The volume narrates and explains the birth, evolution and death of phenomena, trends and groups of artists that have manifested themselves since the 'fifties. Each chapter, accompanied by a thoughtful selection of black and white images, begins with a text by Lea Vergine which gives a critical and historical perspective on the movement and the artists involved and it is followed by a rich choice of sources — statements, manifestos, critical appraisals and a selected bibliography.<P>The book constitutes a useful instrument to approach the world of contemporary art without feeling lost.

Product Details

ISBN:
9788881187393
Author:
Vergine, Lea
Publisher:
Skira - Berenice
Location:
Milan
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
110 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.9 x 1.1 in 1.65 lb

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Product details 304 pages Skira International Corporation - English 9788881187393 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The volume narrates and explains the birth, evolution and death of phenomena, trends and groups of artists that have manifested themselves since the 'fifties. Each chapter, accompanied by a thoughtful selection of black and white images, begins with a text by Lea Vergine which gives a critical and historical perspective on the movement and the artists involved and it is followed by a rich choice of sources — statements, manifestos, critical appraisals and a selected bibliography.<P>The book constitutes a useful instrument to approach the world of contemporary art without feeling lost.
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