Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being
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Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being

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Widely praised when it first appeared in 1995, Art Since 1940 tells the story of six decades of art in America and Europe through a series of in-depth biographical profiles of individual artists, astutely linked by illuminating discussions of the cultural influences on their work. ARTnews hailed this lively volume as "a fascinating book" by "a superb critic and art histori...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 528 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Prentice Hall Art History (first published January 24th 2000)
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Basic introductory text to contemporary art history. Broad coverage of both established artists (Richard Sera, Christo and Jean-Claude, deKooning) but also of lesser known pockets and art communities (Bay Area figuration).

Enjoyable as far as introductory texts go!
borrrrring. i'm reading for a class i'm taking. there must be a better book on contemporary art history!
Oct 13, 2007 Amy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: art lovers
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