Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Postminimalism -- 2. The Impact of 1968 on European Art -- 3. First-Generation Feminism -- 4. Pattern and Decoration Painting -- 5. Architectural Sculpture -- 6. New Image Painting -- 7. The Art World of the 1970s -- 8. American Neoexpressionism -- 9. The Italian Transavantguardia and German Neoexpressionism -- 10. Media Art -- 11. Postmodernist Art Theory -- 12. The Consumer Society and Deconstruction Art -- 13. The Art World in the First Half of the 1980s -- 14. East Village Art -- 15. Commodity Art, Neogeo, and the East Village Art Scene -- 16. The "Other": From the Marginal into the Mainstream -- 17. Into the 1990s.
Detailed chronicle of the rise of abstract expressionism as a whole movement as well as a close analysis of its individual pictorial achievements.
The fourth and final installment in Irving Sandler’s series on contemporary art, Art of the Postmodern Era surveys the artists, works, movements, and ideas as well as the social and cultural context of this energetic and turbulent period in art.The book begins with the late 1960s, when new directions in art emerged, ranging from diverse postminimal styles to pattern and decoration painting and new image painting. In turn, the 1980s ushered in a second wave of new movements—neoexpressionism, media deconstruction, and commodity art. Sandler also discusses postmodernist art theory, the art market, and consumer society, providing an essential framework for understanding the art of this period.Unlike his previous books, Art of the Postmodern Era includes both American and European artists.-- Publisher description