Introduction 1: The Politics of Modernism: Abstract Expressionism and the European Informel 2: Duchamp's Legacy: The Rauschenberg-Johns Axis 3: The Artist in Crisis: From Bacon to Beuys 4: Blurring Boundaries: Pop Art, Fluxus, and their Effects 5: Modernism in Retreat: Minimalist Aesthetics and Beyond 6: The Death of the Object: The Move to Conceptualism 7: Postmodernism: Theory and Practice in the 1980s 8: The 1990s: Fin de siecle? 9: Art and the New Millenium Notes Further Reading Timeline Galleries and Websites Picture Credits Index
David Hopkins is currently Professor of Art History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of numerous books on Dada, Surrealism, and post-1945 art including Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2004) and Dada's Boys: Masculinity After Duchamp (Yale University Press, 2007).
Beautifully produced with colour illustrations, this is essential
reading for anyone who has been bemused or intrigued by
contemporary art. * PD Smith, The Guardian *
Review from previous edition An invaluable guide to art of the second half of the twentieth century * Sandy Nairne, former Director, National Portrait Gallery *
The intelligent and sophisticated synthesis of key debates makes this volume invaluable. This skilful re-integration of developments in the art of post-war Europe with that of America is impressive and controversial * Patricia Bickers, Art Monthly *