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Installation Art Paperback – May 10, 2005

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Shows a profound understanding of the subject and originality of approach. Rather than being a bland survey, it is critical and breaks new interpretative ground both of the phenomenon of installation art in general and particular works. -- Margaret Iversen, University of Essex
An essential purchase and recommended reading for courses in contemporary art and post-war art (I would certainly set it in the courses I teach) . . . an important contribution to the field. -- Michael Newman, The Art Institute of Chicago


An excellent introduction to an important aspect of contemporary art, this work is recommended for academic and larger public libraries.


--Amy Weiss, Library Journal Reviews

About the Author

Claire Bishop is the contemporary art critic of the London Evening Standard. She teaches at the Royal College of Art.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (May 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415974127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415974127
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,266,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denise on November 2, 2011
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I found this book to be a well-written, clear explanation of the history of installation art from as early as the surrealists to the date it was published. Some of the images are too small to get a better feel for the installations they are depicting, but the descriptions of these installations are usually detailed enough for a good idea. This book along with "From Margin to Center" pretty well covers the subject up through 2004. Something needs to be written to capture the amazing works that have been happening since then. I'm waiting for that to happen.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Vann on February 28, 2010
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This is one of the most informational and artistically written books that overview contemporary art installation.
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While not comprehensive by any means, this book is a great starting point for developing a vocabulary to distinguish various strategies employed by installation artists.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By keith Bradbury on October 21, 2012
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Installation Art by Claire Bishop is an excellent text for tertiary level fine art and design students as well as art history students. In addition to offering an excellent attempt to define the distinguishing concerns of Installation Art in the latter C20th, her Introduction sustains the argument whether postmodern visual culture is an extension of modernism or distinguished from modernism by several, clearly identifiable, discursive concerns. A selection of those concerns is then lucidly argued. In achieving both these goals the book is an excellent course text for the above mentioned students.
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