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5.0 out of 5 stars general overview of particular periods
got this for a class. actually enjoyed reading it. had a good overview of this particular time period giving more information of the artists and what was going on during that time period.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Drier Than It Should Be
American Art Since 1945 tackles a period of art that is drenched in social and cultural change. Post WW2 art forms are about breaking out, exploring, and defining new forms of creativity & expression. Yet this book is so dry and academic it fails to draw the reader in or excite. Instead the author repeats his few insights over and over and over. Then he repeats what he...
Published on September 3, 2008 by Curious


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3.0 out of 5 stars Drier Than It Should Be, September 3, 2008
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American Art Since 1945 tackles a period of art that is drenched in social and cultural change. Post WW2 art forms are about breaking out, exploring, and defining new forms of creativity & expression. Yet this book is so dry and academic it fails to draw the reader in or excite. Instead the author repeats his few insights over and over and over. Then he repeats what he just said. And then he states it differently yet again. His writing style comes across like an undergraduate's; written with thesaurus in one hand and keyboard (or pen) in the other. The author tries much too hard to sound like & prove he's learned. That said, the book is well illustrated. And the text (style that it is) ties in to the images. But I think that true experts should be able to use accessible, exciting language to make even dry subjects (not this art, for sure!) fun to delve into and read about...this author didn't do that for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars general overview of particular periods, June 5, 2014
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got this for a class. actually enjoyed reading it. had a good overview of this particular time period giving more information of the artists and what was going on during that time period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, November 24, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening, October 22, 2012
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This book gives an introduction into contemporary art. It's pretty amazing to see what has happened in the past 65+ years in art!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I Expected, October 2, 2013
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The textbook arrivedwithin the timeframe quoted. It was in new condition and was packaged very well.
As usual Amazon was a great resource for me to turn to.
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