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Movements in Art since 1945: Issues and Concepts

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A clear, swift-moving account of the visual arts in the past half century. All the most recent trends and artists are discussed including Minimal and Conceptual art, Arte Povera, the influence of Joseph Beuys, Neo-Expressionism, Neo-Conceptualism and the work of Feminist and Gay artists as aspects of Postmodernism. The emergence of the powerful work - until recently consid ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Thames & Hudson (first published January 1st 1969)
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Ali
Aug 13, 2014 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
Farnaz
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب بسیار خوبی که تمرکز اصلیش بر بیان جنبههای تئوریک هنر قرن بیستم هست و حتما باید در کنار کتاب شورشیان هنر قرن بیستم خونده بشه.
تنها اشکالش به نظرم مثالهای بصری کمی بود که از نقاشان در کتاب آورده شده بود. صرفنظر از این حتما توصیه میکنم بخونیدش.
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Pantea
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
قرنی پر از خلاقیت.
John David
Aug 26, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Nicole
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kourosh Ghaniyoun
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.
Hoda hm
Dec 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it it was amazing
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Brian Hayden
Jan 24, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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Jim
Oct 19, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
yves
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Erik Akre
Jul 18, 2015 rated it liked it
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
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Kumaricci
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For all art lovers, a timeless must read.
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John Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith, known as Edward Lucie-Smith, is an English writer, poet, art critic, curator and broadcaster.

Lucie-Smith was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moving to the United Kingdom in 1946. He was educated at The King's School, Canterbury, and, after a little time in Paris, he read History at Merton College, Oxford from 1951 to 1954.

After serving in the Royal Air Force as an Educ
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