"Compared to other avant-garde movements that emerged in the 1960s, conceptual art has received relatively little serious attention by art historians and critics of the past twenty-five years - in part because of the difficult, intellectual nature of the art." "This anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the movement. It also contains more recent memoirs by participants, as well as critical histories of the period by some of today's leading artists and art historians. A good portion of the exchange between artists, critics, and theorists took place in difficult-to-find limited-edition catalogs, small journals, and private correspondence. These influential documents are gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublished essays and interviews."--Contracubierta.
""Everything is beautiful,"" raved Andy Warhol, in raptures at the glamour of modern life, consumer society, the world of the media and its stars. And in so saying, he was expressing the feelings of a generation who felt their age was dawning, an age of ""love"" and ""freedom."" In art, too, a new attitude towards the present was making itself felt. Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann, Richard Hamilton and many other artists were discovering Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Coca Cola, comics, advertising, household appliances and food cans as an independent aesthetic reality. Popularity and triviality were no longer terms of abuse, but were central to a new understanding of an art whose aim was to break down the barriers between art and life. The author gives us a detailed account of the styles, themes and sources of Pop Art, investigating its development in different countries and providing biographies of its leading exponents.
The primary school curriculum now involves children not only in making art, but also in studying it. Even the youngest children are expected to develop an understanding of the different kinds of art and craft from different times and places. How can teachers tackle this, when most have never studied art themselves? The author here suggests various means that teachers could adopt: developing their own knowledge of art in the immediate locality; devising teaching aims and methods that bring children into direct contact with original works of art; and researching children's experiences of art and responses to the teaching. This book brings together a range of case studies to show how a variety of teachers have used one particular collection as a focus for art teaching. It draws extensively on the voices of the children themselves, providing a wealth of first-hand evidence and practical experience which will benefit all teachers.
Learning about art has never been so much fun! This series of six books introduces children ages 2-8 to a world of creativity, self-expression and exploration through hundreds of age-appropriate activities. Each activity is written in an easy-to-follow “cookbook” format and contains a list of developmental goals so parents and teachers know what the learning focus is for each experience. Helpful Hints help things run smoothly and Variations offer options for expanding on each activity. And, the Index by Ages helps in finding projects for specific age groups.
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of art from an anthropological perspective, this book is about the human condition in all its diversity. It explores the question of whether there is a correlation between the level of complexity of society and the nature of art.
Contributors to this anthology analyze the contemporary academic methods for critiquing art and suggest new ways that might further our understandings of art created by myriad individuals and groups. The essays give readers further insight into a diverse range of artistic creators often overlooked in art world studies.
Based on clinical work, this book presents a discussion on the use of art in counselling sexually abused children,their families and sex offenders. Current theoretical models such as the "trauma model" have been effective in therapy. The author's clinical experience will provide valuable insight to therapists using art therapy techniques.
The Present Book, Thai Art With Indian Influences, Studies The Subject In Its Different Spheres. As A Major Pioneering Scholar In The Field, Dr. Promsak Jermsawatdi Possesses An Extraordinary Background In Art History, Aesthetics And Asian History And Philosophy. This Fascinating Study Is One Of His Finest Works Which Will Continue To Be Regarded As One Of The Most Significant Contributions To Our Understanding Of Thai And Indian Art For A Long Time To Come. Divided Into Five Chapters, The Book Takes Into Account Material From The Earliest Archaeological Finds Through The Bangkok Period Including The Early Art And Craft Works. Most Of The Study Deals With Thai Art But India And The Peripheri...
What is art? The philosophers and historians contributing to this volume address the assertion that the term "art" no longer holds meaning. They explore a variety of issues including: aesthetic and institutional theories of art; feminist perspectives; and the relevance of tribal art.