Art Since 1900

Art Since 1900

Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism

By Hal Foster; Rosalind Krauss; Yve-Alain Bois

Thames & Hudson, Paperback, 9780500289518, 896pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2011

Description
The authors of Art Since 1900 adopt a unique, year-by-year structure in which they present more than one hundred and twenty short essays, each focusing on crucial events and the creation of a seminal work, the publication of an artistic manifesto, or the opening of a major exhibition that tell the story of the dazzling diversity of practice and interpretation that characterizes art of this period. Each turning point and breakthrough of modernism and postmodernism is explored in depth, as are the frequent anti-modernist reactions that proposed alternative visions of art and the world. Art Since 1900 introduces students to the key theoretical approaches to modern and contemporary art in a way that enables them to comprehend the many voices of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


About the Author
Hal Foster (1892-1982) created Prince Valiant in 1937. Though remaining involved with the strip until his death in 1982, Foster handed the bulk of the scripting and art chores over to his longtime assistant, John Cullen Murphy, in 1971.



Yve-Alain Bois studied at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes under the guidance of Roland Barthes and Hubert Damisch. A founder of the French journal "Macula, " Bois is currently a professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.