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Modern Art : A Very Short Introduction - David Cottington

Modern Art

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 24th February 2005
ISBN: 9780192803641
Number Of Pages: 168

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Public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of the Tate Modern in London and the Bilbao Guggenheim. Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction engages general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and history. The book focuses on interrogating the idea of "modern" art by asking such questions as: What makes a work of art qualify as modern, or fail to? How has this selection been made? What is the relationship between modern and contemporary art? Is "postmodernist" art no longer modern, or just no longer modernist? In either case, why--and what does this claim mean, both for art and the idea of "the modern?"
Cottingham examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin's Bed (1999). He also looks at the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler, to Charles Saatchi.

Introduction Introduction: Modern Art: Monument or Mockery? 1: The formation of the Avant-Garde 2: New media, new messages 3: Somebody had to be Picasso: the artist as hero 4: High and Low: culture and consumerism 5: Past the post: whatever next?

ISBN: 9780192803641
ISBN-10: 0192803646
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 24th February 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14

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