Revised edition of Art in theory, 1900-1990. published 1992.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. The legacy of symbolism 2. The idea of the modern world 3. Rationalization and transformation 4. Freedom, responsibility and power 5. The individual and the social 6. The moment of modernism 7. Institutions and objections 8. Ideas of the postmodern.
These 300 texts provide a vivid introduction to the history of art between 1900 and 2000. Major themes considered include: concepts of genius and originality, modes of landscape painting, the question of Modernity, and the aesthetics of photography.