Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century by Frances ColpittAbstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century by Frances Colpitt

Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century

EditorFrances Colpitt

Paperback | February 11, 2002

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These essays on abstract painting by eleven of its most incisive critics trace the development of such critical issues as hard-edge painting, deductive and serial structure, monochrome abstraction, the psychological analogy, regionalism, and the "death of painting" in Postmodernism. The introduction and commentary by Frances Colpitt situates the essays historically and examines their philosophical sources and influences, from formalism and phenomenology to structuralism and poststructuralism. What emerges is a coherent and optimistic picture of abstract painting--the definitive contribution of modern art.
Title:Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:February 11, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521004535

ISBN - 13:9780521004534

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Four abstract Classicists Jules Langsner; 2. Literalism and abstraction: Frank Stella's retrospective at the Modern Philip Leider; 3. Serial imagery John Coplans; 4. The silent art Lucy R. Lippard; 5. After the ultimate Grégoire Müller; 6. Marden, Novros, Rothko: painting in the age of actuality Sheldon Nodelman; 7. The end of a painting Douglas Crimp; 8. Signs taken for wonders Hal Foster; 9. The current state of nonrepresentation Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe; 10. The abstract self-object Donald Kuspit; 11. Once removed from what? David Pagel; 12. Systems of opinion: abstract painting since 1959 Frances Colpitt.

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'Absorbing and illuminating collection of essays - should appeal to all scholars of contemporary art.' de Arte