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Author Pooke, Grant, author
Title Contemporary British art : an introduction / Grant Pooke
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  709.41 P78 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101426222
Edition 1st ed
Descript xiv, 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Chapter One: Perspectives on the Contemporary Art Market and its Institutions ; The Contemporary Art Market ; Contemporary Art, Celebrity & Private Collecting ; Perspectives on Contemporary Art Patronage ; The Arts Council's Per Cent for Art Scheme ; Contexts for Public Art & Other Commissioning Organisations ; British Art Awards and Prizes ; The Creative Economy and Cultural Regeneration ; Contemporary Art Fairs and Biennales -- Chapter Two: Post-Conceptual British Painting ; Painting: Histories, Ideas and Contexts ; British Painting: Cultural Politics, Dissent and other Narratives ; Place, Entropy and the Imaginary in Contemporary Painting ; Remodernism, Stuckism and Film Noir Nostalgia ; Gestural and Geometric British Painting: Modernisms Revisited -- Chapter Three: Installation Art and Sculpture as Institutional Paradigms ; Installations and Installation Art ; Site-specific and Non Site-Specific Installations ; Installation, Objecthood and Active Spectatorship ; Phenomenology and Installation Art ; Installation Art, Praxis and Relational Aesthetics ; Installation Practice as a Dream-Like Encounter ; Paradigms of Installation Art as Immersive Experience and Subjective Disintegration ; Installations, Bodily Response and Experience ; Installation, Politics and Activated Spectatorship ; 'Sculpture in the Expanded Field' -- Traditions and Revisions ; Sculpture as Commodity and Appropriation ; Sculpture, Ambivalence and the Abject -- Chapter Four: New Media in Transition: Photography, Video & the Performative ; Photography: Contexts & Histories ; Narratives and Countercultures: Video and Performance Art ; Performance, Abjection and Other Narratives ; Documentary Genres: Docu-fiction and Social Reportage ; Technical Interventions, De-familiarisation and Spectacle ; Portraiture, Still Life and New Media Art: Objectification and Reversals
This text provides an introduction to British art, in all its money-sexy glory. It explores key themes in British art practice such as autobiographical art, the abject, and mutability and death, through a discussion of the work of key artists and art movements
Subject Art, British -- 20th century -- Themes, motives
Art, British -- 21st century -- Themes, motives
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