'It is a wel-crafted survey … well-illustrated...good balance of sympathy and clear-eyed skepticism.' Tampa Tribune
'an excellent overall introduction to the art of the last quarter of the twentieth century.' KLIATT
'This book is a useful introduction for those who know little about postmodernism and its influences on artists in the twenieth century … Still, this book is well worth the hour or so it requires to read and is well suited to udergranduates and general reader alike.' Religious Studies Review
'Heartney does a good job of summarizing which artists might be considered postmodern or who might have been influenced by one or another postmodern enthusiansms … Heratnet touches all the important bases and has the virtue of writing with admirable clarity … this book is well worth the hour or so it requires to read and is suited to undergraduates and general readers alike. Religious Studies Revie Oct 2001
This volume is an introduction to the intellectual movement known as Postmodernism and its impact on the visual arts. In clear, jargon-free language, Eleanor Heartney situates Postmodernism historically, showing how it developed both in reaction to and as a result of some of the fundamental beliefs underlying Modernism, especially its positivist, universalizing aspects.