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What Was Contemporary Art? by Richard Meyer

What Was Contemporary Art?

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What Was Contemporary Art? by Richard Meyer
Hardcover $19.95
Feb 15, 2013 | ISBN 9780262135085

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Hard-hitting critical concerns blend into the narrative, the minutia of historical debates providing an opportunity to broaden our own art-historical moment and consider its possibilities.—Publishers Weekly

If, in recent years, the notion of a ‘contemporary art’ has attained something approaching a stable definition, then Richard Meyer’s new book… sets out to recall a time when such a consensus was not yet possible…. By harking back to debates in the US much earlier in the century, Meyer’s important intervention sets out to disturb and destabilize such a neat periodization. Eschewing the more theoretical speculations of Alberro and Smith in favour of a series of engagingly written narratives drawn from the history of the contemporary in American art, Meyer follows a path that is broadly chronological but full of interesting diversions, teasing out a series of provocative implications along the way in a tone at once warm and wry.

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