Art Since 1960

Michael Archer


Art Since 1960

Art Since 1960

  • Title: Art Since 1960
  • Author: Michael Archer
  • ISBN: 9780500202982
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback



During the past forty years, profound and multifarious changes have taken place in art stylistic divergence has become the prevailing characteristic This intelligently argued survey explores the perennial question art s relationship to everyday life which links Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual, Land, Performance, Body and Installation art and myriad developments in the workDuring the past forty years, profound and multifarious changes have taken place in art stylistic divergence has become the prevailing characteristic This intelligently argued survey explores the perennial question art s relationship to everyday life which links Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual, Land, Performance, Body and Installation art and myriad developments in the work of Warhol, Beuys, Bourgeois and the many other artists whose works are discussed and illustrated With a timeline that shows movements, key figures and important world events at a glance, and full bibliography, Art Since 1960 provides a unique and indispensable overview and source of information on the evolution of art over the past four decades 180 illus 74 in color.


Recent Comments "Art Since 1960"

Horrible. Do not read this book if you want any factual information. I have only read the first 100 or so pages and have already found two unforgivable mistakes. Gina Pane, an extremist in body art as here said to be Italian but everybody knows that she was born and raised in France. Pane is coming out of an entirely different cultural and visual tradition. That's like saying Giacometti is Italian solely based on the provenance of the name. In the same chapter he says that Germano Celant coined [...]

At first this book was really hard and I didn't want to read it but once I got to the 1980s it became really easy. I think because subconsciously I already knew all this stuff. Finishing the book was an accomplishment to me and now I feel on top of everything.

i've been reading this since 1960, which means it sits on my bookshelf and my cat flips through it while i'm at work. it's a useful overview, though.

Less thematic than I would have liked; often reads as if he has simply ripped off about 40-50 catalogue commentaries on individual artworks in lieu of making any kind of wider argument about general trends or developments. There are perhaps 10 or so such paragraphs spread over 300+ pages - it's an "overview", alright, but hardly a "critical" one - don't trust the blurb. 4 stars anyway because it at least covered a lot of material in a readable style.

What to do about art after the War? Writing about--and studying--the fragmentation and/or proliferation of -isms is a daunting task.

from my favorite art history class at oberlin


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