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Master Narratives and Their Discontents free pdf The first book to gather the principal authors and theories of twentieth-century art history, "Master Narratives and their Discontents" surveys the rival theories of modernism and postmodernism by leading art historians on art and art criticism. By examining the rival theories of modernism and postmodernism, and including a survey of ideas about the relation of modern art to skill and politics, James Elkins discusses key questions in the debate: * Was surrealism central as some postmodern theories imply? * To what degree was North American abstraction a turning point? * Does skill matter in modernism? * How is political meaning related to art making? These questions have barely been debated before, and this bracing engagement with the many versions of art history will prove an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of cultural studies and art history students.

About James Elkins

James Elkins is E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Head of History of Art at the University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Pictures and Tears, How to Use Your Eyes, and What Painting Is and, most recently, of Visual Studies: A Skeptical Introduction and The Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art, all published by Routledge.

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Author : James Elkins
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 31 August 2005
ISBN : 0415972701
EAN : 9780415972703
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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