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The Big Picture: Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists
MunichPrestel2017192 pagesEnglish

Written in an engaging, straightforward style by prominent art historian Matthew Israel, this book presents ten outstanding examples of contemporary art, each with significant historical or cultural relevance to contemporary art’s big picture. Drawn from the fields of photography, painting, performance, installation, video, film, and public art, the works featured here combine to create a bigger picture of the state of contemporary art today. From Andreas Gursky’s large-scale color photograph Rhine II to Kara Walker’s acclaimed installation in the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, each work is carefully explored within the larger perspective of its social and artistic milieu. Articulate and insightful, this book offers readers the ability to consider each work in-depth, while also providing an easily digestible foundation from which to study the often challenging but continually fascinating world of 21st-century art.

Details
ISBN
9783791382845
Closed or open stacks
Open stacks
Illustrations
Yes
Bibliography
Yes
Location / accession code
709.042 Isr
Volumes
1

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