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The Story of Contemporary Art

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The Story of Contemporary Art by Tony Godfrey
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Nov 10, 2020 | ISBN 9780262044103

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“Godfrey writes in an accessible and blessedly jargon-free manner, and he ranges widely, featuring contemporary artists from all corners of the globe.” – The Washington Post Book World

Table Of Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
On Contemporary Art and Artists
CHAPTER 1
The Wreckage of Modernism and After: 1945–1979
CHAPTER 2
The Return to Painting: The Early 1980s
CHAPTER 3
Taking the Photograph Seriously: The 1980s Continued
CHAPTER 4
Sculpture, Installations or Commodities? Around 1987
CHAPTER 5
National Art or Global Art? 1989
CHAPTER 6
For a Community, Oneself or One’s Soul? The Late 1990s
CHAPTER 7
The Spectacular or the Everyday? 2000–2004
CHAPTER 8
Storytelling or Abstraction? 2005–2009
CHAPTER 9
Auction Art or Biennale Art? 2010–2014
CHAPTER 10
Art in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism: 2015 Onwards
Afterword
Notes
Acknowledgments
Picture Credits
Index

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