Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by David CottingtonModern Art: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by David Cottington

Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

byDavid Cottington

Paperback | April 6, 2005

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As public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of Tate Modern and the Bilbao Guggenheim, there is a real need for a book that will engage general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining itscontemporary relevance and history. This book achieves all this and focuses on interrogating the idea of 'modern' art by asking such questions as: What has made a work of art qualify as modern (or fail to)? How has this selection been made? What is the relationship between modern and contemporaryart? Is 'postmodernist' art no longer modern, or just no longer modernist - in either case, why, and what does this claim mean, both for art and the idea of 'the modern'? Cottington examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin's Bed, (1999); and the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler to CharlesSaatchi.
David Cottington is Professor of History of Art at Falmouth College of Art. His previous publications include: Cubism ('Movements in Modern Art' series), (Tate Publishing, 1998), and Cubism in the Shadow of War, (Yale University Press, 1998).
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Title:Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.4 inPublished:April 6, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionIntroduction: Modern Art: Monument or Mockery?1. The formation of the Avant-Garde2. New media, new messages3. Somebody had to be Picasso: the artist as hero4. High and Low: culture and consumerism5. Past the post: whatever next?

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