A leading lexicon of contemporary art, with full-color plates. ArtSpeak features 150 alphabetical entries on the who, what, where, and when of postwar and contemporary art. More than eighty images, most in color, illustrate key works of the art movements discussed, making ArtSpeak a visual reference, as well as a textual one. A timeline traces world and art-world events from 1945 to the present day, and a single-page ArtChart provides a handy overview of the major art movements in that period.
Find articles on contemporary art and artists in art journals and key newspapers. Find exhibition reviews and interviews with artists (i.e. primary sources) in scholarly journals, art magazines, and newspapers.
Artists' statements are often found in recent exhibition catalogs, on artist websites, and in interviews in magazines and newspapers and on contemporary art blogs. See also the Skowhegan Lecture Archive at Colby College, an audio archive of contemporary artist lectures from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Themes of Contemporary Art by Jean Robertson; Craig McDanielOffering a unique thematic approach to recent art history, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980, Third Edition, focuses on eight central ideas recurring in art over the past few decades: identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, and spirituality.Featuring 160 vivid illustrations (23 in color and 137 in black and white), this wide-ranging introduction presents artworks that exemplify a variety of materials, techniques, theoretical viewpoints, and stylistic approaches, by artists from diverse ethnic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. Concise, engaging, and accessible, this thought-provoking volume challenges readers to think actively and critically about the ideas expressed in contemporary art.
Call Number: ART N6490 .R5487 2013
How to Read Contemporary Art by Michael WilsonToday’s artists create work that’s challenging, complicated, and often perplexing, and this book offers a guide to understanding—and enjoying—the wide range of works on display in museums and galleries worldwide. How to Read Contemporary Art provides a thoughtful, accessible, and lavishly illustrated look at the ever-changing world of art at the beginning of the 21st century. Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses photography, installation, sculpture, painting, video art, performance, and more. Author Michael Wilson explores the impact of a broad selection of the most prominent artists at work around the world today, including Francis AlÃ¿s, Allora & Calzadilla, Luc Tuymans, and Marina AbramoviÄ#135;.
Call Number: ART N6490 .W55 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-14
Interactive Contemporary Art by Kathryn Brown (Editor)This collection of essays sheds new light on the political, ethical and aesthetic potential of participatory artworks and tests the very latest theoretical approaches to this subject. Internationally renowned art historians, curators and artists analyze the impact of collaborative aesthetics on personal and social identity, concepts of the artist, the ontology of art and the role of museums in contemporary society. Essential reading for students and specialists, Interactive Contemporary Art offers a vital critical evaluation of interactivity in contemporary art.