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The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent
One of Thomas Crow’s most influential titles, The Rise of the Sixties, first published in 1996, provides an excellent overview of the major themes and figures in one of art history’s most radical and complicated decades. Presenting an international array of artists against the background of world events in the 1960s, Crow portrays the ways in which the American art scene—i ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 8th 2005 by Yale University Press
(first published January 1st 1996)
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pithy, yet really excellent overview of modern art up to the neo-dada period. gives the necessary vocabulary and context to reference works from these movements in discussion with works made since. that being said, it is a concise review geared toward readers already a bit familiar with these artists; but it is also indispensable - providing particularly useful graphics and historical tables that help situate an art-historical argument whenever one might need a refresher.