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Art Since 1960 (World of Art)

Michael Archer


Extensively revised and expanded since it was first published, Michael Archer’s acclaimed book is brought fully up to date in this third edition

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A completely new section maps the developments in contemporary art since 2000 – including the increasing influence of social and political change, globalized culture, the art market and social media on artists working today – ensuring that Art Since 1960 remains an indispensable source of information on the evolution of art over the past five-and-a-half decades.

This intelligently argued critical overview is invaluable for the way in which it reveals and makes coherent sense of the often bewildering diversity of styles, forms, media, techniques and agendas that proliferate in contemporary art. Art Since 1960 covers the key movements and styles of the period, from Pop, Minimalism and Conceptualism to Arte Povera, land and environmental art, photorealism, performance and graffiti art.

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'Archer’s admirable overview treats the history of art of this period in a manner which does justice to its diversity and its complexity of inter-relations, between different aspects of artistic practice and the actualities of the world in which they operate... a?brave and intelligent attempt to live up to its implications'
Art Monthly

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Third edition

Size: 21.0 x 15.0 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 253

Publication date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9780500204245

About the Author

Michael Archer is an art critic and Professor of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. His writing on art has appeared in Artforum, Parkett, Frieze and Art Monthly, and in numerous catalogues.

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