An innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of visual culture in a variety of media and methods. “1850-2010: Modernity to Globalisation” includes essays which engage directly with topical issues around art and gender, globalisation, cultural difference and curating, as well as explorations of key canonical artists and movements and of some less well-documented work of contemporary artists. The third of three text books, published by Tate in association with the Open University, which insight for students of Art History, Art Theory and Humanities. Introduction: stories of modern art Part 1: Art and modernity 1:Avant-garde and modern world: some aspects of art in Paris and beyond c.1850-1914 2: Victorian Britain: from images of modernity to the modernity of images 3: Cubism and Abstract Art revisited 4: Modernism in architecture and design: function and aesthetic Part 2: From modernism to globalisation 5: Modernism and figuration 6: From Abstract Expressionism to Conceptual Art: a survey of New York art c.1940-1970 7: Border crossings: installations, locations and travelling artists 8: Global dissensus: art and contemporary capitalism
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