"This anthology is part of an Open University course, A316: Modern Art: Practices and Debates"--Pref.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age / Anthony Giddens -- When was modernism? / Raymond Williams -- Vision, voice and power : feminist art history and Marxism / Griselda Pollock -- Politics and the intelligentsia / Noam Chomsky -- The painting of modern life / Timothy J. Clark -- On the problem of the autonomy of art in bourgeois society / Peter Bürger -- Aesthetics and politics / Fredric Jameson -- Art, autonomy and mass culture / Theodor Adorno -- On non-objective painting / Bertolt Brecht -- Abstract expressionism, weapon of the cold war / Eva Cockcroft -- Capitalism, modernism and postmodernism / Terry Eagleton -- Preliminaries to a possible treatment of 'Olympia' in 1865 / Timothy J. Clark -- Modernity and the spaces of femininity / Griselda Pollock -- Orientalism / Edward Said -- Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti / Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen -- Mapping / Lucy R. Lippard -- The love of art / Pierre Bourdieu, Alain Darbel -- Defining 'Impressionism' and the 'impression' / Richard Shiff -- The intransigent artist, or how the Impressionists got their name / Stephen F. Eisenman -- The 'primitive' unconscious of modern art / Hal Foster -- In the name of Picasso / Rosalind Krauss -- Figures of authority, ciphers of regression / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- The new adventures of the avant-garde in America / Serge Guilbaut -- Greenberg and the group : a retrospective view / Barbara M. Reise -- Minimalism and the rhetoric of power / Anna C. Chave -- The Museum of Modern Art : the past's future / Alan Wallach -- The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction / Walter Benjamin -- Modernist painting / Clement Greenberg -- 'The works of art themselves'? / Raymond Williams -- Literalism and abstraction / Philip Leider -- Painting : the task of mourning / Yve-Alain Bois -- Postmodernism and the 'politics' of style / Dick Hebdige.
This anthology covers the whole range of issues on which critics and art historians have focused. While a few classic texts from the 1930s to 1960s are included, the majority of the texts are by contemporary authors engaged in current debate, and will provide an invaluable resource.