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Contemporary British Art

Author : Grant Pooke
ISBN : 9781135654832
Genre : Art
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The last few decades have been among the most dynamic within recent British cultural history. Artists across all genres and media have developed and re-fashioned their practice against a radically changing social and cultural landscape – both national and global. This book takes a fresh look at some of the themes, ideas and directions which have informed British art since the later 1980s through to the first decade of the new millennium. In addition to discussing some iconic images and examples, it also looks more broadly at the contexts in which a new ‘post-conceptual’ generation of artists, those typically born since the late 1950s and 1960s have approached and developed aspects of their professional practice. Contemporary British Art is an ideal introduction to the field. To guide the reader, the book is organised around genres or related practices – painting; sculpture and installation; and film, video and performance. The first chapter explores aspects of the contemporary art market and some of the contexts within which art is made, supported and exhibited. The chapters that discuss various genres of art practice also mention books that may be useful to support further reading. Extensively illustrated with a wide range of work (both known, and less well-known) from artists such as Chris Ofili, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst, Banksy, Anthony Gormley, Jack Vettriano, Sam Taylor-Wood, Steve McQueen and Tracey Emin, and many more.

Contemporary British Art In Print

Author : Patrick Elliott
ISBN : UOM:39015055928827
Genre : Art
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Contemporary British Women Artists

Author : Rebecca Fortnum
ISBN : 9780857718235
Genre : Art
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Enlightening, absorbing and frequently very funny, collected here are brand new interviews with twenty of the most important women artists practising internationally and based in Britain today. The interviews, with artists spanning different generations and working in media and modes as diverse as performance art, painting, sculpture, video and installation, give first-hand insights into both the artists' lives and the creative process. Here we find out how it feels to perform in front of an audience; about having to make money whilst trying to make art, and about the struggle to work in the face of loaded intellectual and political expectations - having to defend a love of ‘bourgeois’ modernism, for example, or an ambivalent relationship with feminism. All the while the artists’ genuine excitement about materials and the making process, as much as issues or ideas, shines through, making this is a collection which will be particularly enjoyed by artists themselves. Fortnum speaks to: Jananne Al-Ani, Gillian Ayres, Claire Barclay, Christine Borland, Sonia Boyce, Maria Chevska, Tacita Dean, Tracey Emin, Anya Gallacio, Lucy Gunning, Jane Harris, Runa Islam, Vanessa Jackson, Emma Kay, Tanya Kovats, Maria Lalic, Hayley Newman, Paula Rego, Jemima Stehli and Tomoko Takahashi.

British Art And The Seven Years War

Author : Douglas Fordham
ISBN : 9780812242430
Genre : Art
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Between the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 and the American Declaration of Independence, London artists transformed themselves from loosely organized professionals into one of the most progressive schools of art in Europe. In British Art and the Seven Years' War Douglas Fordham argues that war and political dissent provided potent catalysts for the creation of a national school of art. Over the course of three tumultuous decades marked by foreign wars and domestic political dissent, metropolitan artists—especially the founding members of the Royal Academy, including Joshua Reynolds, Paul Sandby, Joseph Wilton, Francis Hayman, and Benjamin West—creatively and assiduously placed fine art on a solid footing within an expansive British state. London artists entered into a golden age of art as they established strategic alliances with the state, even while insisting on the autonomy of fine art. The active marginalization of William Hogarth's mercantile aesthetic reflects this sea change as a newer generation sought to represent the British state in a series of guises and genres, including monumental sculpture, history painting, graphic satire, and state portraiture. In these allegories of state formation, artists struggled to give form to shifting notions of national, religious, and political allegiance in the British Empire. These allegiances found provocative expression in the contemporary history paintings of the American-born artists Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, who managed to carve a patriotic niche out of the apolitical mandate of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Studying British Cultures

Author : Susan Bassnett
ISBN : 0415165814
Genre : Art
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This collection of essays analyses the ways of teaching and reading British culture. It covers contemporary issues such as the problem of national cultures and identities in modern Britain and the historical context of 'Britishness'

High Art Lite

Author : Julian Stallabrass
ISBN : 1859843182
Genre : Art
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High Art Lite takes a cool and critical look at the way in which British art in the 1990s has reinvented itself, successfully appealing both to the mass media and to the elite art world. In this extensively illustrated polemic, Julian Stallabrass asks whether it has done so at the price of dumbing down and selling out. 18 color and 53 b/w photographs.

Geography And Memory

Author : Owain Jones
ISBN : 9781137284075
Genre : Science
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This collection shifts the focus from collective memory to individual memory, by incorporating new performative approaches to identity, place and becoming. Drawing upon cultural geography, the book provides an accessible framework to approach key aspects of memory, remembering, archives, commemoration and forgetting in modern societies.

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