Art & Today by Eleanor Heartney. The most comprehensive, well-articulated, and jargon-free survey of contemporary art of the last three decades, Art and Today. Art & Today has 60 ratings and 4 reviews. Altaix said: Great review of modern art, gives good anchors to follow through. It would be so much nicer if tex. Reviews but, before a purpose-built court could were realised in They have now been gests the way art responds to larger ques- be constructed, makeshift.

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I reviewed it and several other contemporary art books after this was suggested by my department chair who highly recommended it. Excellent for my understanding of Modern Art.

Art & Today

A valuable reference book Sophie rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Published March 26th by Phaidon Press first published April 6th Basket 0 Checkout Sign in. There was a sense of hope and then there was a sense of disappointment, and so trying to sort of temper those two and bring them together and the idea of the revolution that didn’t happen and how fleanor we live in its aftermath. The most comprehensive, well-articulated, and jargon-free survey of contemporary art of the last three decades, Art and Today is an invaluable reference written by an authoritative insider of the international contemporary art scene.

There are a lot of contemporary artists who use video and film and photo stills to stage quite elaborate tableaux. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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I just wanted to mention a couple of the male artists like Mike Kelley heartneu Paul McCarthy who produce these very degraded and degrading images of body parts and fluids and excrement, very scatological references, and they’re often very humorous, they’re funny as well. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Dec 05, Krys rated it really liked it. Our final in this series is a very new book, the result of a ten-year project by the American art historian Eleanor Heartney.


In the 80s there was still kind of a sense that there was a narrative that we were all supposed to follow, that there was kind of a reading list that you really had to study, we all had to read these same post-structural theorists and we had to be able to talk about art in connection with them.

Other topics such as body, identity, technology, spirituality, dissent and globalism are also addressed todaay the book. And not only women What did you mean by that? Set up a giveaway.

Eleanor, if we just look at one strand, art and narrative, that is post-modern storytelling. Are you thinking of a TV series? It’s exactly what you want: The 21st-Century Art Book. But if you just take a term, roday example I would like to point out a few important things about this book that have proven valuable.

Pages with related products. Heartney picks a wide selection and range of artists to talk about — the topics that she choses to cover are very relevant to today and the thoughts of contemporary artists.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Guy Marshall-brown rated it it was amazing Aug 26, New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation. Linda rated it really liked it Dec 22, Jul 04, Mike rated it did not like it. She’s really quite remarkable.

Pamela Boswell rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Chris Ofili The Holy Virgin MaryAcrylic, oil, resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on canvas 96 x 72 in.

But it’s very complicated now because artists and art are not a single monolithic entity. Clare rated it really liked it Dec 03, One of the things that happened in the 90s is that the whole thing fell apart, and while theory still informs some of the work that I talk about in the book, we’ve kind of been freed in a way from the worst excesses of that notion that art is subordinate to this very often strict and even anti-aesthetic way of thinking about art that to me is almost hostile to the notion of visual pleasure or larger issues in the outside world.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. South African readers might argue over the choice of artists selected for inclusion in the collection and the website shows safely prosaic work as well as appropriately decorative or poignantly humanised ima- gerybut the visual narrative presented within the book demonstrates how art can be used within a building that not only has a specific function — operating as a court with public access — but also has moral purpose.

Daniel Spangler rated it really liked it May 15, And there are some people who aren’t in the book who I would have liked to have put in the book but I just couldn’t make a case for them in terms of the 16 narratives that I was writing. Clowns are supposed to be these jolly things but the whole history of art and literature and cinema is full of really evil clowns, and so she plays off of that as well.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. So that’s a whole other issue as well.

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One of the big changes, I would say, in the last 25 years is that art is much less about a kind of dialogue with itself and its past and more about a dialogue with the outside world. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

How is it possible to write a survey of contemporary art in an era of apparent anarchic pluralism? Artworks is an archived program which is no longer broadcast.