In Art Today Brandon Taylor charts the ideas and practices of contemporary art across a wide international spectrum.
From Minimalism and Conceptualism to video and film, from painting and sculpture to performance and installation, he shows how advanced art has continued to provoke and perplex a fascinated public.
Art Today shows how the new art of the last three decades has been energized not merely by changing technologies of art-making, but by the spread of new museum architecture, by the voice of the critic, and in recent times by the activity of the powerful international curator.
It also shows how the dominant narrative of advanced art in the USA and Western Europe has been invigorated by an expanding international network, from the West Coast of America, from Eastern and Central Europe, and more recently from Asia and Africa.
Reviewing the major controversies of the later twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first, it also includes a discussion of the impact of the internet and digital art.
Generously illustrated in colour, Art Today is a guiding narrative to the most adventurous art of our time.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, 46 b&w & 160 colour illus
- Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
- Publication Date: 25/08/2004
- Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781856694230