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Description - After Modern Art, 1945-2000 by David Hopkins

Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful, it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. Closely informed by critical approaches, this book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of this period. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. The theoretical and issue-based debates that have driven the art of this period art along are followed through the key movements of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism. This book is intended as an introduction to art in the latter half of the 20th Century for students and the general reader interested in modern and contemporary art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192842343
ISBN-10: 019284234X
Format: Paperback
(238mm x 168mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Hopkins

Dr David Hopkins is Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews where his broad areas of specialism are Dada and Surrealism, the history and theory of post-1945 art and twentieth century photography. He has published extensively on Dada and Surrealism and related topics in post-war art. Publications include his books Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst: the Bride Shared (Oxford University Press, Clarendon Studies in the History of Art, 1988) and Marcel Duchamp (London, 1989), co-authored with Dawn Ades and Neil Cox. He also writes and performs poetry, often in collaboration with other performers and visual artists.

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