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The Utopian Globalists

Artists of Worldwide Revolution, 1919-2009

Wiley, J,
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An innovative history and critical account mapping the ways artists and their works have engaged with, and offered commentary on, modern spectacle in both capitalist and socialist modernism over the past ninety years.
* Focuses on artists whose work expresses the concept of revolutionary social transformation
* Provides a strong historical narrative that adds structure and clarity
* Features a cogent and innovative critique of contemporary art and institutions
* Covers 100 years of art from Vladimir Tatlin's constructivist 'Monument to the Third International', to Picasso's late 1940s commitment to Communism, to the Unilever Series sponsored Large Artworks installed at London's Tate Modern since 2000.
* Includes the only substantial account in print of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 Montreal 'Bed-in'
* Offers an accessible description and interpretation of Debord's 'society of the spectacle' theory


Titel: The Utopian Globalists
Autoren/Herausgeber: Jonathan Harris
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118316801

Seitenzahl: 360
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Jonathan Harris is Professor in Global Art and Design Studies at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. Prof. Harris's work has consistently explored questions of state power, culture, art, ideology and social order, particularly in Europe and America over the last century. His The New Art History: A Critical Introduction (2001) remains a classic text, and he has published 17 books as editor, author and co-author, including Globalization and Contemporary Art (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). - Newsletter
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