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Postmodernism (Movements in Modern Art)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  72 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
This volume is an introduction to the intellectual movement known as Postmodernism and its impact on the visual arts. In clear, jargon-free language, Eleanor Heartney situates Postmodernism historically, showing how it developed both in reaction to and as a result of some of the fundamental beliefs underlying Modernism, especially its positivist, universalizing aspects. Sh ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 15th 2001 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 2001)
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Sep 02, 2012 added it
Published in 2001 as part of Tate’s Movements in Modern Art series, Eleanor Heartney’s short introduction to Postmodernism illuminates some obscure tendencies in late 20th century art better than most books I’ve read.
Contextualizing this ambiguous term as a response to both the post-structuralist view that our understanding of the world is never unmediated (by images, signs and ideologies), and to Clement Greenberg’s Modernist dogma, it surveys Postmodernist art under the headings: Neo-expressi
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Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I definitely would not describe this book as "jargon-free" - even for a fairly astute student such as myself, a few paragraphs in the book really almost cross the line into jargon for jargon's sake. In spite of this, I really loved this book. Gave me a great introduction to a very complicated idea.
Alexander Stanuga
I was after a simplified way of understanding Postmodernism, and thats pretty much what I got. A short book that gives a brief overview of some of the movements and concepts within Postmodernism. Easy to read, touching on a collection of Artists who are relevant within it's parameters, without going into much depth.

Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, nonfiction
A good, quick overview of postmodernism - including not just postmodern art, but a taste of the overall cultural/sociological theory (which is hard to separate from the art).
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: art-history
Not really a good read.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read this for school. Just blurbs and definitions of different art styles.
Mar 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophical
it appears someone took her thesaurus away half way through this book.
Apr 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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