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After Modernist Painting: The History of a Contemporary Practice

Staff, C. (2013) After Modernist Painting: The History of a Contemporary Practice. London: I.B.Tauris. 9781780761794.

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Abstract: Painting has often been declared dead since the 1960s and yet it refuses to die. Even the status and continued legitimacy of the medium has been repeatedly placed in question. As such, painting has had to continually redefine its own parameters and re-negotiate for itself a critical position within a broader, more discursive set of discourses. Taking the American Clement Greenberg's 'Modernist Painting' as a point of departure, After Modernist Painting will be both a historical survey and a critical re-evaluation of the contested and contingent nature of the medium of painting over the last 50 years. Presenting the first critical account of painting, rather than art generally, this book provides a timely exploration of what has remained a persistent and protean medium. Craig Staff focuses on certain developments including the relationship of painting to Conceptual Art and Minimalism, the pronouncement of paintings alleged death, its response to Installation Art's foregrounding of site, how it was able to interpret ideas around appropriation, simulation and hybridity and how today painting can be understood as both imaging and imagining the digital
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting > ND49 History
Creators: Staff, Craig
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Fine Art
Date: 28 May 2013
Date Type: Publication
Series Name: International library of modern and contemporary art
Volume: 3
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 209
Language: English
ISBN: 9781780761794
Status: Published / Disseminated

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