9780500203682

Amer Art Since 1945 Woa Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500203682

  • ISBN10:

    0500203687

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 6/17/2003
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD

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Summary

David Joselit traces and analyzes the contradictory formal, ideological, and political conditions during this period that made American art predominant throughout the world. Social and cultural transformations rooted in mass media technologies'”photography, television, video, and the Internet'”elevated consumer commodities to the status of legitimate art subjects, as in pop and installation art, and also brought about a mechanization of the creative act. Canonical movements and figures are discussed at length'”Pollock, Rothko, Krasner, Oldenburg, Johns, Warhol, Paik, Ruscha, Sherman, Schnabel, Koons, Barney, and others'”in juxtaposition with lesser known contemporary artists and practices.

Author Biography

David Joselit is a Professor in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Preface 6(3)
The Private Gesture in Public: Art of the New York School
9(24)
Expanded Gestures: Painting of the 1950s
33(31)
The Media Public Sphere: Pop and Beyond
64(32)
Objects, General and Specific: Assemblage, Minimalism, Fluxus
96(32)
Art as Information: Systems, Sites, Media
128(32)
The Artist's Properties: From Conceptual Art to Identity Politics
160(32)
Commodity Lifestyles: From Appropriation to the Posthuman
192(50)
Timeline 242(4)
Select Bibliography 246(3)
List of Illustrations 249(6)
Index 255

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