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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (13 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300102976
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300102970
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 19.2 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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" This new series has much to commend it. It shows a keen awareness of recent artistic and critical developments, and it establishes a balance between setting the historical framework and analyzing themes and issues. These books, individually and as a group, provide an unusually coherent and comprehensive survey of the complex phenomenon of modern art over the whole course of the twentieth century." -- Alex Potts, University of Michigan


This new series has much to commend it. It shows a keen awareness of recent artistic and critical developments, and it establishes a balance between setting the historical framework and analyzing themes and issues. These books, individually and as a group, provide an unusually coherent and comprehensive survey of the complex phenomenon of modern art over the whole course of the twentieth century. Alex Potts, University of Michigan
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"This new series has much to commend it. It shows a keen awareness of recent artistic and critical developments, and it establishes a balance between setting the historical framework and analyzing themes and issues. These books, individually and as a group, provide an unusually coherent and comprehensive survey of the complex phenomenon of modern art over the whole course of the twentieth century."--Alex Potts, University of Michigan

About the Author

Gill Perry is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University. Paul Wood is senior lecturer in art history, The Open University.


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Format: Hardcover
As part of an excellent series which covers themes within modern art, Themes in Contemporary Art offers a good, in depth survey of some of the most interesting and frequently over-complicated ideas behind Postmodernism, Globalisation the Neo-Avant Gardes and the current art scene in a way which is clear and lucid. Much that is written on these topics is too florid and confusing, and this book acts a brilliant simplifier which is not basic, but simply precise and accurate without being pretentious. Excellent choices of artwork back up arguments and demonstrate arguments effectively.

Good for student or enthusiastic amateur.
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Good, but you never know when choosing "good" over the "excellent". I had to asl questions about marks un the book..
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Beautiful book, very well written and beautiful photographs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Judging by covers 11 Oct. 2010
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While I bought this book for a class, I am very pleased with most aspects of it. The contents are comprehensive and help me to get an idea of the advertised themes, which I must be familiar with for a large research project. Most of the essays or chapters are interesting. The cover is a lovely conversation piece. My only negative critique is that the organization could be better executed. Perhaps it cannot be done, but I would like to see greater distinction between different periods of the different art movements.
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