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After Modern Art

1945-2017

Second Edition

David Hopkins

June 2018

ISBN: 9780199218455

352 pages
Paperback
238x167mm

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Oxford History of Art

Price: £19.99

A beautifully illustrated, new edition of this pioneering study of art since 1945. Focussing mainly on the relationship between American and European Art, this book offers an up-to-date introduction to the major artists and movements of recent years.

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A beautifully illustrated, new edition of this pioneering study of art since 1945. Focussing mainly on the relationship between American and European Art, this book offers an up-to-date introduction to the major artists and movements of recent years.

  • The best single-volume guide to art since 1945
  • Introduces the major movements, motivations, and artists of the period, including Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, and Jeff Koons
  • Mixes historical narrative with theoretical innovations and political dynamics to give a full picture of art since the Second World War.
  • Offers fresh insights and responses to ongoing debates

New to this edition

  • 16 new illustrations, with many images now in colour
  • Considerably revised and updated, with a new chapter on art since 2000 and the impact of globalization on the art world
  • An up-to-date and expanded Bibliography

About the Author(s)

David Hopkins, Professor of Art History, University of Glasgow

David Hopkins is currently Professor of Art History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of numerous books on Dada, Surrealism, and post-1945 art including Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2004) and Dada's Boys: Masculinity After Duchamp (Yale University Press, 2007).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:The Politics of Modernism: Abstract Expressionism and the European Informel
    2:Duchamp's Legacy: The Rauschenberg-Johns Axis
    3:The Artist in Crisis: From Bacon to Beuys
    4:Blurring Boundaries: Pop Art, Fluxus, and their Effects
    5:Modernism in Retreat: Minimalist Aesthetics and Beyond
    6:The Death of the Object: The Move to Conceptualism
    7:Postmodernism: Theory and Practice in the 1980s
    8:The 1990s: Fin de siècle?
    9:Art and the New Millenium
    Notes
    Further Reading
    Timeline
    Galleries and Websites
    Picture Credits
    Index

Reviews

"Beautifully produced with colour illustrations, this is essential reading for anyone who has been bemused or intrigued by contemporary art." - PD Smith, The Guardian

"Review from previous edition An invaluable guide to art of the second half of the twentieth century" - Sandy Nairne, former Director, National Portrait Gallery

"The intelligent and sophisticated synthesis of key debates makes this volume invaluable. This skilful re-integration of developments in the art of post-war Europe with that of America is impressive and controversial" - Patricia Bickers, Art Monthly

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