After Modern Art 1945-2000 by David HopkinsAfter Modern Art 1945-2000 by David Hopkins

After Modern Art 1945-2000

byDavid Hopkins

Paperback | September 1, 2000

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Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2000, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and Europeanart, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism,Postmodernism, and the art of the nineties.
Dr David Hopkins is Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews where his broad areas of specialism are Dada and Surrealism, the history and theory of post-1945 art and twentieth century photography. He has published extensively on Dada and Surrealism and related topics in post-war art. Publications include his books Marcel...
Title:After Modern Art 1945-2000Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.63 inPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019284234x

ISBN - 13:9780192842343

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Text Book for 20th Century This was one of the text books used in my 20th Century Art History course. great images and text.
Date published: 2012-05-20

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 andBeyond; 6 The Death of the Object: The Move to Conceptualism; 7 Postmodernism: Theory and Practice in the 1980s; 8 Into the 1990s; Notes; Bibliographic Essay; Timeline; Index.

From Our Editors

David Hopkins discusses the complex and fascinating topic of modern and contemporary art in After Modern Art, 1945-2000. Including more than 120 stunning illustrations and reproductions, this guide examines the relationship between American and European art from the end of the Second World War to the turn of the millennium. Hopkins painstakingly analyzes and interprets artists such as Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois and Damien Hearst. From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art, he leaves no movement unexamined.

Editorial Reviews

`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