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Individuals : a selected history of contemporary art 1945-1986 /

by Singerman, Howard [author]; Singerman, Howard; Linker, Kate; Turrell, Julia Brown; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: 1st ed.Description: 371 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0896596761; 0896596818.Subject(s): 1900 - 1999 | Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History | Los Angeles -- Expositions -- 1986-1988 | Art, Modern -- Themes, motives | Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art -- Expositions -- 1986-1988 | Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives | ART, MODERN -- 20TH CENTURY -- THEMES, MOTIVES | Art, Modern | Art, Modern
Contents:
In anticipation of the future / Richard Koshalek -- One very lucky museum / Sherri Geldin -- Introduction / Julia Brown Turrell -- Abstration: form as meaning / Kate Linker -- Materials as sculptural metaphor / Donald Kuspit -- The crux of Minimalism / Hal Foster -- Being there: context, perception, and art in the conditional tense / Ronald J. Onorato -- Isolation cells / Germano Celant -- Figure, myth, and allegory / Achille Bonito Oliva -- Image and language: syllables and charisma / John C. Welchman -- The future is certain / Thomas Lawson.
Summary: "In most surveys, postwar art is presented as a tidy sequence of movements: abstract expressionism, pop art, minimal art, and so on. The eight essays that form the core of this volume provide a more provocative approach. Taking as their subjec the conjunction of history and art history, the social and the formal, the personal and the political, the authors examine the art of the recent past in new ways."--BOOK JACKET.
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Published in conjunction with exhibition of same title held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, December 10, 1986-January 10, 1988.

Includes bibliographies and index.

In anticipation of the future / Richard Koshalek -- One very lucky museum / Sherri Geldin -- Introduction / Julia Brown Turrell -- Abstration: form as meaning / Kate Linker -- Materials as sculptural metaphor / Donald Kuspit -- The crux of Minimalism / Hal Foster -- Being there: context, perception, and art in the conditional tense / Ronald J. Onorato -- Isolation cells / Germano Celant -- Figure, myth, and allegory / Achille Bonito Oliva -- Image and language: syllables and charisma / John C. Welchman -- The future is certain / Thomas Lawson.

"In most surveys, postwar art is presented as a tidy sequence of movements: abstract expressionism, pop art, minimal art, and so on. The eight essays that form the core of this volume provide a more provocative approach. Taking as their subjec the conjunction of history and art history, the social and the formal, the personal and the political, the authors examine the art of the recent past in new ways."--BOOK JACKET.

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