American social history: people, events and ideas. 11 volumes, 1900-2009
Changes and challenges unique to each 10-year period in 20th Century America from 1900-2009. Each volume begins with a chronology of world events to provide a context for the American experience, then explores American life during the decade from 12 separate perspectives including the Arts.
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A collaboration between the Whitechapel Gallery in London and MIT Press. " Each volume in the series is a definitive anthology on a particular theme, practice, or concern that is of central significance to contemporary visual culture. The artists and writers included in these books, like the guest editors who conceive them, represent the diversity of perspectives, generations, and voices defining art today."
Contemporary art throughout the world from the U.S. and Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and AustraliaThe writings, which take the form of artists' statements, interviews, and essays, make vivid each artist's aesthetic approach and capture the flavor and intent of his or her work.
Essays that cover a wide variety of "loaded" terms in the history of art, from sign to meaning, ritual to commodity. Each essay explains and comments on a single term, discussing the issues the term raises and putting the term into practice as an interpretive framework for a specific work of art.
Tips that range across the complete spectrum of art-writing. Includes academic essays; press releases and news articles; texts for auction and exhibition catalogues, gallery guides and wall labels; op-ed journalism and exhibition reviews; and writing for websites and blogs.
Provides a comprehensive global history of biennialization from the rise of the European star-curator in the 1970s to the emergence of mega-exhibitions in Asia in the 1990s Introduces a global array of case studies to illustrate the trajectory of biennials and their growing influence on artistic expression. Also in print: N72.G55 G74 2016