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Contemporary Art

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Contemporary Art: World Currents argues that, in recent decades, a worldwide shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred. This has not, however, been a uniform change from one phase or styles in the history of art to another. Rather artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary worlds teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its challenging complexities. Alongside more that 370 key works, Terry Smith shows how contemporary art achieved definitive force in the markets and museums of the major art centres during the 1980s and then became a global phenomenon as artworlds everywhere began to connect more closely. New communicative technologies and expanding social media are now shaping the future of art. This book breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world. Diversity the contemporaneity of difference not a convergence towards sameness, Smith argues, is what makes todays art contemporary.

Hardback in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. First edition, published in 2013.

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Added value:
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Author(s):
Terry Smith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.8 x 22.8 x 2.9 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1856697169
ISBN-13:
9781856697163
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Laurence King

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Contemporary Art: World Currents argues that, in recent decades, a worldwide shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred. This has not, however, been a uniform change from one phase or styles in the history of art to another. Rather artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary worlds teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its challenging complexities. Alongside more that 370 key works, Terry Smith shows how contemporary art achieved definitive force in the markets and museums of the major art centres during the 1980s and then became a global phenomenon as artworlds everywhere began to connect more closely. New communicative technologies and expanding social media are now shaping the future of art. This book breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world. Diversity the contemporaneity of difference not a convergence towards sameness, Smith argues, is what makes todays art contemporary.

Hardback in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. First edition, published in 2013.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Terry Smith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.8 x 22.8 x 2.9 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1856697169
ISBN-13:
9781856697163
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Laurence King

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