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Art since 1940 : strategies of being / Jonathan Fineberg.

By: Fineberg, Jonathan David.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Prentice Hall, 2011, c2000Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 560 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780131934795 (alk. paper); 0131934791 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Modernism (Art) -- United States | Postmodernism -- United States | Art, American | Modernism (Art) -- Europe | Postmodernism -- Europe | Art, EuropeanDDC classification: 709.04/5
Contents:
Introduction -- New York in the forties. New York becomes the center -- The sense of a new movement in New York -- Alternative narratives of the forties -- A dialog with Europe. Alexander Calder -- Hans Hofmann -- Arshile Gorky -- Robert Motherwell -- Willem de Kooning -- Existentialism comes to the fore. Jackson Pollock -- Barnett Newman -- Mark Rothko -- David Smith and the sculpture of the New York School -- The new Eruopean masters of the late forties. Jean Dubuffet and postwar Paris -- The extentialist figuration of Alberto Giacometti -- Francis Bacon -- Some international tendencies of the fifties. Purified abstraction -- "New images of man" in Europe and America -- The beat generation. "A Coney Island of the mind" -- Robert Rauschenberg -- Real junk : Assemblage and happenings -- Underground film -- Claes Oldenburg -- Jasper Johns -- Asian and European vanguards of the later fifties. Nouveau realisme -- Gutai -- Fluxus -- Joseph Beuys -- Nam June Paik's electronic "Nature" -- Yoko Ono
The landscape of signs : Pop art -- The electronic consciousness -- British pop : From the Independant Group to David Hockney -- Andy Warhol -- Roy Lichtenstein -- James Rosenquist -- Chicago and Points West -- West Coast pop -- Robert Arneson -- In the nature of materials : The later sixties. Back to first principles- minimal art -- Eva Hesse and investigations of materials and process -- Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra -- Artists working in the landscape -- Arte povera, and a persevering rapport with nature in Europe -- Politics and postmodernism. The critical atmosphere at the end of the sixites -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude -- Postmodernism -- Corporate culture and its enemies. A "new" pluralism -- Romare Bearden -- Identity, corporate culture, and pluralsim -- Alice Aycock -- Cultural complexity -- Appropriation -- Painting at the end of the seventies. Philip Guston's late style -- New expressionist painting in Europe -- New image painting -- American neo-expressionism -- The eighties. Complexity settles in -- Eighties installation -- The peculiar case of the Russians -- The aesthetic of consumerism -- Unstable definitions. Keeping it real -- Return to the body -- Fashion (The body facade) -- Sensational methods -- Postmodern conceptualism -- Constructing the postmodern self -- Louise Bourgeois after 1980 -- New uses of the camera -- Video -- Slippage : Fred Tomaselli -- Roxy Paine's taxonomy -- Cultural identity -- The comics -- Global culture and local meaning -- China -- Comprised boundaries. Economies -- Detached subjectivity -- Epilogue : To say the things that are one's own.
Summary: "This book attempts to survey art from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of unique contributions by individual artists, interspersed with a few chapters that concern the broader context of the seven decades treated here"--Pref.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- New York in the forties. New York becomes the center -- The sense of a new movement in New York -- Alternative narratives of the forties -- A dialog with Europe. Alexander Calder -- Hans Hofmann -- Arshile Gorky -- Robert Motherwell -- Willem de Kooning -- Existentialism comes to the fore. Jackson Pollock -- Barnett Newman -- Mark Rothko -- David Smith and the sculpture of the New York School -- The new Eruopean masters of the late forties. Jean Dubuffet and postwar Paris -- The extentialist figuration of Alberto Giacometti -- Francis Bacon -- Some international tendencies of the fifties. Purified abstraction -- "New images of man" in Europe and America -- The beat generation. "A Coney Island of the mind" -- Robert Rauschenberg -- Real junk : Assemblage and happenings -- Underground film -- Claes Oldenburg -- Jasper Johns -- Asian and European vanguards of the later fifties. Nouveau realisme -- Gutai -- Fluxus -- Joseph Beuys -- Nam June Paik's electronic "Nature" -- Yoko Ono

The landscape of signs : Pop art -- The electronic consciousness -- British pop : From the Independant Group to David Hockney -- Andy Warhol -- Roy Lichtenstein -- James Rosenquist -- Chicago and Points West -- West Coast pop -- Robert Arneson -- In the nature of materials : The later sixties. Back to first principles- minimal art -- Eva Hesse and investigations of materials and process -- Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra -- Artists working in the landscape -- Arte povera, and a persevering rapport with nature in Europe -- Politics and postmodernism. The critical atmosphere at the end of the sixites -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude -- Postmodernism -- Corporate culture and its enemies. A "new" pluralism -- Romare Bearden -- Identity, corporate culture, and pluralsim -- Alice Aycock -- Cultural complexity -- Appropriation -- Painting at the end of the seventies. Philip Guston's late style -- New expressionist painting in Europe -- New image painting -- American neo-expressionism -- The eighties. Complexity settles in -- Eighties installation -- The peculiar case of the Russians -- The aesthetic of consumerism -- Unstable definitions. Keeping it real -- Return to the body -- Fashion (The body facade) -- Sensational methods -- Postmodern conceptualism -- Constructing the postmodern self -- Louise Bourgeois after 1980 -- New uses of the camera -- Video -- Slippage : Fred Tomaselli -- Roxy Paine's taxonomy -- Cultural identity -- The comics -- Global culture and local meaning -- China -- Comprised boundaries. Economies -- Detached subjectivity -- Epilogue : To say the things that are one's own.

"This book attempts to survey art from 1940 to the present as an accumulation of unique contributions by individual artists, interspersed with a few chapters that concern the broader context of the seven decades treated here"--Pref.

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<p>Jonathan Fineberg is Gutgsell Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois and a trustee of The Phillips Collection in Washington. He earned his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, an M.A. from the Courtauld Institute in London, and studied psychoanalysis at the Boston and Western New England Institutes. He has taught at Yale, Harvard, and Columbia universities and among his awards are: the Pulitzer Fellowship in Critical Writing, the NEA Art Critic's Fellowship, and the College Art Association's</p> <p>Award for Distinguished Teaching in the History of Art. His other books include: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: On the Way to the Gates (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), The Innocent Eye: Children's Art and the Modern Artist (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997), Imagining America: Icons of 20th Century American Art (with John Carlin; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005; also a two-hour television special on PBS), and When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006).</p>

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