Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 by Jean RobertsonThemes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 by Jean Robertson

Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980

byJean Robertson, Craig McDaniel

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Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 (Fourth Edition) is a unique introduction to eight important themes that have recurred in art over the past few decades-identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, and spirituality. Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel provide anintriguing and accessible guide that will stimulate students, gallery goers, and other readers to think actively and critically about visual art from 1980 to the present. The opening chapter provides a concise overview of the period, analyzing how key changes (the rise of digital media, a growingawareness of globalization, the influence of theory, the use of the Internet, and interactions with everyday culture) have resulted in an art world with dramatically expanded boundaries. Each of the remaining eight chapters features an introduction to one theme; a brief look at historical precedentsand influences; a detailed analysis of how contemporary artists have responded to and embodied aspects of the theme in specific works; and two in-depth and fascinating profiles of artists who have extensively explored aspects of the theme in his or her work.Generously illustrated in full color, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 (Fourth Edition) covers an international array of artists working with an immense variety of materials, techniques, subjects, and forms. A timeline that situates contemporary art in the context of major events inworld history, art, and popular culture enhances the engaging, readable text.

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Jean Robertson is Professor of Art History at Indiana University's Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI. She has received three Indiana University awards for excellence in teaching. Craig McDaniel is Associate Dean and Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University's Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI.
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Title:Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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