Art After Modernism. Rethinking Representation

The waning of the century-old modernist movement in the arts has called forth an astonishing array of artistic and critical responses. The twenty-five essays in Art After Modernism provide a comprehensive survey of the most provocative directions taken by recent art and criticism, exploring such topics as the decline of the ideology of modernism in the arts and the emergence of a wide range of postmodern practices; recent directions in painting, film, video and photography; visual artists’ investigations of mass-media systems and imagery; and the dynamics of the social network in which art is produced and disseminated. This major collection is an indespensable guide to the ideas and issues animating this decade’s art the far-reaching cultural reorientation known as postmodernism.

Text: Wallis Brian, Tucker Marcia. pp. 458; 175 ill. BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1985.

ISBN: 9780879236328| 0879236329

ID: AM-0028

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The waning of the century-old modernist movement in the arts has called forth an astonishing array of artistic and critical responses. The twenty-five essays in Art After Modernism provide a comprehensive survey of the most provocative directions taken by recent art and criticism, exploring such topics as the decline of the ideology of modernism in the arts and the emergence of a wide range of postmodern practices; recent directions in painting, film, video and photography; visual artists’ investigations of mass-media systems and imagery; and the dynamics of the social network in which art is produced and disseminated. This major collection is an indespensable guide to the ideas and issues animating this decade’s art the far-reaching cultural reorientation known as postmodernism.

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