Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Modern art : a critical introduction /

by Meecham, Pam; Sheldon, Julie.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xi, 354 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0415281938 (pbk.); 0415281946 (hbk.).Subject(s): Modernism (Art) | Postmodernism | Art, Modern -- 20th century | Art -- Study and teachingOnline resources: Publisher description | Publisher description
Contents:
1. What, when and where was modernism? -- 2. Retreats from the urban -- 3. Monuments, modernism and the public space -- 4. The nude in modernity and postmodernity -- 5. From the machine aesthetic to technoculture -- 6. Modernism and realism in US art -- 7. The artist and the museum : muse or nemesis? -- 8. Identity politics in photography and performance art.
Review: "Modern Art: A Critical Introduction traces the historical and contemporary contexts for understanding modern art movements and the theories which influenced and attempted to explain them. This approach forgoes the chronological march of art movements and '-isms' in favour of looking at the ways in which art has been understood. It investigates the main developments in art interpretation from the same period, from Kant to post-structuralism, and draws examples from a wide range of art genres including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art. The book includes detailed discussions of visual art practices both inside and outside the museum."--BOOK JACKET. List(s) this item appears in: Art History and Theory 2.1 | Art History and Theory 2.2
Tags from this library:
No tags from this library for this title.
Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Location Collection Call number Copy Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
High Demand High Demand
High demand
Non-fiction PE MOD 2005 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 2014-0924
High Demand High Demand High demand Non-fiction PE MOD 2005B (Browse shelf) 2 Available Donated by James Edwards 2016-0492
High Demand High Demand High demand Non-fiction PE MOD 2005C (Browse shelf) 3 Available Donated by Kate Dowling 2016-0989
Total holds: 0

First ed. published 2000.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-342) and index.

1. What, when and where was modernism? -- 2. Retreats from the urban -- 3. Monuments, modernism and the public space -- 4. The nude in modernity and postmodernity -- 5. From the machine aesthetic to technoculture -- 6. Modernism and realism in US art -- 7. The artist and the museum : muse or nemesis? -- 8. Identity politics in photography and performance art.

"Modern Art: A Critical Introduction traces the historical and contemporary contexts for understanding modern art movements and the theories which influenced and attempted to explain them. This approach forgoes the chronological march of art movements and '-isms' in favour of looking at the ways in which art has been understood. It investigates the main developments in art interpretation from the same period, from Kant to post-structuralism, and draws examples from a wide range of art genres including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art. The book includes detailed discussions of visual art practices both inside and outside the museum."--BOOK JACKET.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Other editions of this work

Modern art : by Meecham, Pam. ©1999

Routledge, (London :) 280 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.