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Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction (edition 2005)

by David Cottington

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Title:Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction
Authors:David Cottington
Info:Oxford University Press (2005), Paperback, 152 pages
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When Rachel Whiteread's sculpture Monument (Plate I) was installed on the empty fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square on 4 June 2001, the response reported in, and offered by, British national newspapers the next day was entirely predictable.
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Public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of the Tate Modern in London and the Bilbao Guggenheim. Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction engages general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and history. The book focuses on interrogating the idea of "modern" art by asking such questions as: What makes a work of art qualify as modern, or fail to? How has this selection been made? What is the relationship between modern and contemporary art? Is "postmodernist" art no longer modern, or just no longer modernist? In either case, why--and what does this claim mean, both for art and the idea of "the modern?"

Cottingham examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin's Bed (1999). He also looks at the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler, to Charles Saatchi.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam

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"As witnessed by the spectacular success of Tate Modern and the newly reopened Museum of Modern Art in New York, public interest in modern art continues to grow. At the same time, there is much bewilderment about the works of art themselves, and about the term 'modern'." "Highlighting the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe to Tracey Emin's Bed, David Cottington's Very Short Introduction offers readers not only insight into the key ideas about modern art, but also explains its contemporary relevance and history."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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