Art Since 1960

World of Art

Art Since 1960

  1. Michael Archer
  • ISBN 9780500204245
  • 21.00 x 15.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 288pp
  • 253 Illustrations, 124 in colour
  • First published 2015
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‘Archer’s admirable overview treats the history of art of this period in a manner which does justice to its diversity and its complexity of inter-relations, between different aspects of artistic practice and the actualities of the world in which they operate... a brave and intelligent attempt to live up to its implications’ – Art Monthly

Art Since 1960

Extensively revised and expanded since it was first published, Michael Archer’s acclaimed book is brought fully up to date in this third edition

A completely new section maps the developments in contemporary art since 2000 – including the increasing influence of social and political change, globalized culture, the art market and social media on artists working today – ensuring that Art Since 1960 remains an indispensable source of information on the evolution of art over the past five-and-a-half decades.

This intelligently argued critical overview is invaluable for the way in which it reveals and makes coherent sense of the often bewildering diversity of styles, forms, media, techniques and agendas that proliferate in contemporary art. Art Since 1960 covers the key movements and styles of the period, from Pop, Minimalism and Conceptualism to Arte Povera, land and environmental art, photorealism, performance and graffiti art.