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Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Julian Stallabrass

December 2020

ISBN: 9780198826620

200 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Contemporary art has never been so popular - but the art world is changing. Julian Stallabrass explores new movements in contemporary art, from the rise of super-rich private collectors, and increasing globalisation which has expanded a formerly Western-centric focus, to the advent of the artist as a 'brand'.

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Contemporary art has never been so popular - but the art world is changing. Julian Stallabrass explores new movements in contemporary art, from the rise of super-rich private collectors, and increasing globalisation which has expanded a formerly Western-centric focus, to the advent of the artist as a 'brand'.

  • Introduces the world of contemporary art, and explores how it is changing dramatically
  • Considers the effects of the decline in US dominance of the art world
  • New edition considers the consequences of the financial crisis and prolonged recession on the collection and sale of contemporary art
  • New edition explores the increasing influence of private collectors and private museums over the art world
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Julian Stallabrass, Professor of Art History, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Julian Stallabrass is a writer, photographer, curator and lecturer. He is Professor in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and is the author of Art Incorporated (Oxford University Press, 2004), and Killing for Show: Photography, War and the Media in Vietnam and Iraq (Verso, 2019). He is the editor of Documentary in the MIT/ Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art series; and Memory of Fire: Images of War and the War of Images (Photoworks, 2013).

Table of Contents

    1:A zone of freedom?
    2:New world order
    3:Consuming culture
    4:Uses and prices of art
    5:The rules of art now
    6:Contradictions
    Further reading
    Index