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by Robert Atkins

Download Art Speak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords ePub
  • ISBN 1558590102
  • ISBN13 978-1558590106
  • Language English
  • Author Robert Atkins
  • Publisher Abbeville Press; 1st edition (May 8, 1990)
  • Pages 176
  • Formats doc lrf txt mobi
  • Category Photography
  • Size ePub 1483 kb
  • Size Fb2 1418 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 454

This little volume contains nearly 120 entries which clearly explain the who, what, where, and when of American and European art since 1945. Fifty-six black-and-white illustrations enliven the text, and 28 color plates are interwoven with an invaluable timeline of world and art world events from 1945 to 1996. A one-page ArtChart provides a handy overview of the major art movements during the same period.

I truly appreciate the unique layout of this book and I love that snapshot it provides about art movements. I look forward to using it in the classroom with my students.

I truly appreciate the unique layout of this book and I love that snapshot it provides about art movements.

An indispensable guide for art-world neophytes and seasoned professionals alike. In this important update of ArtSpeak, Atkins again offers reliable, succinct definitions of some 150 art terms, ideas, and movements, outlined in an easy-to-read, uniform format that gives the who, when, where, and what. Summing Up: Highly recommended.

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This is one of those great books that serves well as a reference but is also a fascinating book to browse. Each topic is categorized in a who, when, where and what format.

The first, a one-page ArtChart, presents the movements of the postwar years in a concise format that makes their . Библиографические данные. Artspeak: a guide to contemporary ideas, movements, and buzzwords, 1945 to the present Speak Series.

The first, a one-page ArtChart, presents the movements of the postwar years in a concise format that makes their chronological connections immediately visible. Издание: 2, иллюстрированное.

This is the book for you!. These mini-essays on the "isms" and buzzwords of postwar art are written with wit and common sense by the astute critic Robert Atkins-a regular contributor to the Village Voice. Thirty black and white illustrations enliven the text, and there's a fold-out "ArtChart" at the back, with 24 full-color reproductions representing the major movements of the last 40 years.

Artspeak : A Guide to the Contemporary Ideas, Movements and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present. Discusses the terms, movements, and major artists in the modern American and European art world.

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Robert Atkins, an art historian and writer, is a frequent contributor to Art in America and a former staff columnist for the Village Voice. Atkins is an authority on digital art, queer art and culture, and Chinese contemporary art. He is a pioneering online media producer and a founding member of Visual AIDS, creators of Day With(out) Art and the Red Ribbon. His other books include ArtSpoke and Censoring Culture. Country of Publication.

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Black_Hawk_Down
Dada? Neo-Dada? Mono-Ha? Sots Art? If you find yourself utterly confused by art terms, timelines, and general overall descriptions of art movements since the 1940's, Art Speak is a great book to have. Robert Atkins of Village Voice fame, has put together a dictionary/mini-encyclopedia of "ideas, movements and buzzwords" touching on everything of note that evolved in the art world from WWII through 1989. The books opens with a timeline 1945-1989 detailing and comparing (in capsulized form) major world and art events, giving the reader/student an idea of the corellation between history and how art evolves and intertwines with it. The remainder of the book is an alphabetical listing of art movements with descriptions and snazzy graphics. It isn't a huge text book with intensive essays and pages and pages of commentary on each style, but it is a great set of "Cliff Notes" for those trying to find a jumping off point to learn more about that slippery entity called art. I highly recommend it.
Nalme
A glossary of art terms. This book is a definite must for those writing analyses of art. It's also good for looking up those tricky terms in your text books. It is filled with artsy terms and illustrations. I used it in all my art history classes.
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All art can be classified into a style. This is because artists, dealers, collectors and curators love to put works of art into easy to describe buckets. For anyone interested in keeping up with the ever swelling list, Artspeak is an excellent reference. There are 146 entries, twice as many as the first edition, if that tells you anything about how busy the classifiers are.

Art seems to love democratizing and splitting into ever finer categories. In addition to the broad divisions of style, there are techniques, countries, eras, races, genders and politics. Buzzwords abound (and are defined, thankfully). Content has also become key. Examples are AIDS art, Action art, space art and computer art, among many others.

Each alphabetical entry in the book is arranged into name, date range, country, key artists, and definition/description. A critically nice touch is that if a certain piece is described at length, it is usually shown as well. It is critical because words alone don’t do justice, especially when attempting to describe such things as installation art or assembly. The electronic edition is filled with links to other entries so you can quickly see the sometimes too subtle differences among them.

The book begins with a kind of almanac, a single page for each year since 1945, with historical highlights and art world highlights. It’s very useful for putting things in perspective, and a great jumping off point if you are doing research.

A relatively new development to note is collaborative art, in which at least two artists work together. For centuries if not milllennia, art was a solitary effort, expressing a style, talent and the thought of a single person. This change alone points art in a new direction, and promises to keep new editions coming.

David Wineberg
Mightsinger
I have been a fan of Artspeak, since its first edition. It told me what I needed to know with a clarity that is very rare in art writing. Also important: it helped me make connections between specific artists and movements. (I like the way this book encourages me to read, jumping around in my own order.) I was surprised by the ambition of this newest update, keeping up with an art world that has changed so much in the last few decades. I was particularly impressed with his much expanded coverage of art from Asia. As always, the strategy of his presentation is clear, and it is visually striking, with apt illustrations and a savvy design. I highly recommend it.
Ance
Great book, arrived in great condition!
Ishnjurus
I agree with other reviewers who said that this book is a good reference for art students, or for artists who want to look something up quickly, or explain a concept to a non-artist.

It's a brief overview of the second half of the 20th century (or at least it is now, thanks to the updated version) in terms of art movements and the major social and political events of their respective times.

It is not necessarily a book that I would enjoy browsing through just to look at lovely art. It's definitely not a coffee table book...well, especially not my copy, since I was reading the digital version!

The digital version does have the added benefit of being hyperlinked with cross references so you can look up definitions as you read.

This review was originally posted on my blog, Cozy Little Book Journal, and is based on a digital review copy I received through NetGalley.
Pringles
I like the fact that the book was in alphabetical order of the art genres. However, at times the book fell short in their explanations as to what that movement meant, not a clear explanation or very short one that leaves you with more questions. It is also lacking photographs of each movement. Luckily I am an art connoisseur and have a vast knowledge that I know what they were talking about. But there were artists I did not know and would have been nice to see their artwork instead of the "usual" artists.