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Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780631227083
ISBN 10: 631227083
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Publication Date: 2002-10-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1288
List Price: $64.95

Since it was first published in 1992, this book has become one of the leading anthologies of art theoretical texts in the English-speaking world. This expanded edition includes the fruits of recent research, involving a considerable amount of newly-translated material from the entire period, together with additional texts from the last decades of the twentieth century.

The features that made the first edition so successful have been retained:

  • The volume provides comprehensive representation of the theories which underpinned developments in the visual arts during the twentieth century.

  • As well as writings by artists, the anthology includes texts by critics, philosophers, politicians, and literary figures.

  • The content is clearly structured into eight broadly chronological sections, starting with the legacy of symbolism and concluding with contemporary debates about the postmodern.

  • The editors provide individual introductions to each of the 371 anthologized texts.

Material new to this expanded edition includes texts on African art, on the Bauhaus and on the re-emergent avant-gardes of the period after the Second World War. Post-modernist debates are amplified by texts on gender, on installation and performance art, and on the increasing globalization of culture.