Offering a unique thematic approach to recent art history, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980, Third Edition, focuses on eight central ideas recurring in art over the past few decades: identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, and spirituality.
Featuring 160 vivid illustrations (23 in color and 137 in black and white), this wide-ranging introduction presents artworks that exemplify a variety of materials, techniques, theoretical viewpoints, and stylistic approaches, by artists from diverse ethnic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds.
Concise, engaging, and accessible, this thought-provoking volume challenges readers to think actively and critically about the ideas expressed in contemporary art.
New to this Edition
* Updated throughout with the most recent scholarship, research, and developments in the field
* A new chapter on memory as a theme in contemporary art and culture
* An updated timeline that reflects world events and developments in art and pop culture through today
* 3 new artist profiles
* 31 additional illustrations