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Movements in Art Since 1945

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  217 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
The fifth edition reflects the latest developments in a wide-ranging introduction and nine new chapters that deal with the radical transformations that have taken place in contemporary art. Among the topics covered are the increasing dominance of photography, film, and video, and the emergence of a new post-Post-Expressionist group of "Abject" artists whose work stresses f ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 17th 2001 by Thames & Hudson (first published January 1st 1969)
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Sep 10, 2014 Ali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب بسیار خوبی هست اما بیشتر تاریخ هنر هست و به خاطر گستردگی سبک های مختلفی که توضیح می دهد زیاد عمیق نمی شود و البته توالی تاریخی فصل ها ممکن است موازی یا حتی وارونه باشد ، به هر حال کتاب خوبیست که باید خواند
Sep 28, 2013 Pantea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
قرنی پر از خلاقیت.
John David
Many non-fiction genres sometimes find it difficult to navigate between two audiences: the rank neophytes who need a basic grounding in the topic at hand, and those who already have a thorough knowledge of those fundamentals. It is those of us who are in the middle who sometimes have difficulty finding the right book for them. Edward Lucie-Smith provides some of those big, overarching ideas that are essential for those building on the basics, but the sheer number of painters and sculptors that h ...more
مطابق گفته مترجم در پيشگفتار، نويسنده تا حد ممكن بدون موضع باقي مي ماند و اين نقطه ضعف كتاب است نه نقطه قوت آن. تنها موضع گيري لوسي-اسميت در انتخاب هنرمنداني است كه قصد دارد يك پاراگراف در موردشان بنويسد و شايد تصويري از اثر هنري شان را نيز در كتاب قرار دهد.
معدود مواردي پيش مي آيد كه كتاب از اشاره سطحي به عمق مي رود و به عنوان مثال هنر مينيمال يا انتزاع پسانقاشانه را مي كاود و خواندني مي شود. غير از آن تنها تاريخي ست گزيده و سطحي از هنر بعد از جنگ جهاني دوم در اروپا و آمريكا.
Apr 16, 2011 Nicole rated it it was ok
Shelves: school-books
I had to read this as a textbook for my art history class, so right off the bat I didn't like it. Add that to the fact that Lucie-Smith jumps from artist to artist, giving only one or two sentences to describe them. Plus the fact that there aren't many pictures, and the ones that ARE shown don't always represent the main artist he was talking about. Add that all up and you get yourself a solid 2 stars.
Hoda hm
Dec 02, 2007 Hoda hm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
مفاهیم و رویکردها در آخرین جنبش های هنری قرن بیستم
کتابی از ادوارد لوسی اسمیت و با ترجمه ای از دکتر علیرضا سمیع آذر
کتاب عالی ایه برای دونستن سبکهای هنری و اینکه چطوری شکل گرفتن و با چه هدفی پیش رفتن و پر از تصاویر خوب و عالی از کارهاست که اگه به هنر و به خصوص نقاشی علاقه دارین مطالعه اش کنین!
Soumitra Giri
Nov 04, 2014 Soumitra Giri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jul 07, 2013 yves rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book provides an excellent overview of art movements, the key players and what to look for as you observe these. It definitely helped me further my understanding. However, there were a few disappointments. It occasionally reads more as a list of paragraph biographies of an art collective than an analysis of the movement, and sometimes devolves into art criticism without any explanation of the opinions put forth -- which isn't something I wanted from a book I was hoping would prepare me to f ...more
Brian Hayden
Smith-Lucie gives a very competent overview. Two brief comments, one positive and one negative.

1. His work to demystify post-Modernism by taking artists like Balthus and treating them as individual human beings rather than dubious representatives of some convenient master narrative of Style A -> Style B -> Style C. This is, by far, the major strength of this book.

2. On the other hand, too much of the treatment of non-Pop art, especially what came after Pop, is implicitly or explicitly ba
I chose to read this book because simply it was lying around--in fact, it had been lying around since my high school girlfriend left it in my room in 1996--and the book turned out to be as good as my selection criteria. There's not a lot of interesting analysis here, either in terms of historical explanation of trends or more direct critical engagements with the works discussed. In part, this thinness may be a consequence of Lucie-Smith's comprehensiveness: there are an awful lot of artists disc ...more
Erik Akre
Jul 18, 2015 Erik Akre rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: artists; students of art history; seekers of inspiration for visual art-work
Shelves: art
A straight-forward and properly detailed/nuanced exposition. As a condensation of so many different movements, it also manages to appropriately concise. A good book to have on the shelf as reference, or to serve as an intelligent introduction to modern, postmodern, and (until the date of publication) contemporary artistic thought/practice.
David Corbet
Jul 10, 2012 David Corbet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Movements in art since 1945 is an excellent introduction to the major movements and artists of the second half of the twentieth century. Not only does it cover the time period in detail but it provides reference pictures for many of the artists talked about. Many of the pictures are in color which I think is essential to understanding the art works presented.
Oct 09, 2014 Kumaricci rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For all art lovers, a timeless must read.
Casey Danielson
Sep 07, 2010 Casey Danielson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far so good. I feel the doors opening...
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