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Breaking Down the Barriers

Art in the 1990s

Richard Cork


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Richard Cork is one of the most serious, most influential, and best-informed art critics in Britain today. These four volumes contain a selection of his articles from the seventies, eighties, nineties, and the year 2000. The result is a fascinating chronicle and invaluable record of a turbulent period that gives an overview and survey of British art and its reception over the past thirty years which is wholly unprecedented in its scope.

Yale University Press, 9780300095104, 656pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2003

About the Author

Richard Cork is now senior art critic at The Times (London). He is the author of numerous works, including Art Beyond the Gallery in Early Twentieth-Century England (winner of the Bannister Fletcher Award for best art book of the year), David Bomberg, and A Bitter Truth: Avant-Garde Art and the Great War, all published by Yale University Press.