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Beauty (Documents of Contemporary Art)

Beauty (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Library Shelf Location 05.BEEC
Publication Date Apr 2009
Description Beauty has emerged as one of the most hotly contested subjects in current discussions on art and culture. After more than half a century of suspicion and interrogation, beauty's resurgence in visual practice and discourse since the late 1980s has engaged some of the most influential artists and writers on art. From the avant-garde to the conceptual era, anti-aesthetic strategies have resisted beauty because of its perceived complicity with dominant systems and ideologies. Thus politicized and opened to critique, beauty, invoked in relation to contemporary art, no longer sustains a singular or universal meaning but is always contentious. Spanning a range of positions on beauty—both for and against—this anthology assembles the key texts on the controversy and situates the debate over the revival of beauty in the broader context of the history of ideas and artistic practice.
ISBN 9780262512381
Quantity 1
Pages 240 pp. 6 x 8 1/2
Editor Dave Beech
Format Paperback
Publishers MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Related Artists Andy Warhol, Asger Jorn, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gary Hume, Gerhard Richter, Jackson Pollock, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Joseph Kosuth, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Nancy Spero, Paul McCarthy, Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, Vito Acconci, Pablo Picasso, Gustave Courbet, Agnes Martin, Frank Stella, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, Robert Mapplethorpe, Clyfford Still, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Alex Katz, Edouard Manet
Category Art Theory/Criticism
Keyword Beauty
Language English

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