ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present 3rd ed. Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0789211514
ISBN-10: 9780789260369
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"In this important update of ArtSpeak, Atkins again offers reliable, succinct definitions of some 150 art terms, ideas, and movements, outlined in an easy-to-read, uniform format that gives the who, when, where, and what. Summing Up: Highly recommended."
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"In the end, ArtSpeak is informative and readable, a friendly invitation to better understand the language of contemporary art. Over its history, the book has transmuted from more or less a dictionary of terms into a relatively comprehensive survey of twenty-five years of art. Now, don’t you want clearer understanding of movement Mono-ha?"
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"The writing is simple, direct, nonjudgmental, and succinct. An essential update."
Library Journal, starred review

"[ArtSpeak is] where you go to find out, quickly and clearly, what Semiotics means... It offers handy short takes on terms like commodification and formalism, along with the who, when, where, and sometimes why of Neo Dada, Neo-Expressionism, Neo-Geo, New Image, the New Leipzig school, New media, New Realism, New Wave, Nouveau Réalisme, Socialist Realism, Social Realism, Social Practice, Space Art, and Spatialism, to name some more of the 146 categories in the book. It also explains what separates Pathetic Art from kitsch, and how Abject Expressionism differs from Abstract Expressionism."
ARTnews

Praise for the previous editions:

"From appropriation to manipulated photography to trans-avant garde, this handbook defines all the terms needed to sound au courant in the art world." —Village Voice

"A must-have book for students, artists, collectors, and other interested observers." —Hartford Courant

"A great book to take to the art museum." —Chicago Tribune

"This is the book to carry on your next gallery crawl." —Art and Auction

About the Author

Robert Atkins, an art historian and writer, is a frequent contributor to Art in America and a former staff columnist for the Village Voice. Atkins is an authority on digital art, queer art and culture, and Chinese contemporary art. He is a pioneering online media producer and a founding member of Visual AIDS, creators of Day With(out) Art and the Red Ribbon. His other books include ArtSpoke and Censoring Culture.

Product details

  • File Size: 28142 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press; 3rd ed. edition (November 26, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 26, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789260360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789260369
  • ASIN: B00GQFBLHE
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