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Art History, After Sherrie Levine, Paperback / softback Book

Art History, After Sherrie Levine Paperback / softback


This book examines the career of New York-based artist Sherrie Levine, whose 1981 series of photographs "after Walker Evans" - taken not from life but from Evans's famous depression-era documents of rural Alabama - became central examples in theorizing postmodernism in the visual arts in the 1980s.

For the first in-depth examination of Levine, Howard Singerman surveys a wide variety of sources, both historical and theoretical, to assess an artist whose work was understood from the outset to challenge both the label "artist" and the idea of oeuvre - and who has over the past three decades crafted a significant oeuvre of her own.

Singerman addresses Levine's work after Evans, Brancusi, Malevich, and others as an experimental art historical practice - material reenactments of the way the work of art history is always doubled in and structured by language, and of the ways the art itself resists.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages, 8 color illustrations and 50 b-w photographs
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: Postmodernism
  • ISBN: 9780520267220



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