Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century

Author(s): Frances Colpitt (Editor); Donald Kuspit (Contribution by)


These essays on abstract painting by eleven of its most incisive critics trace the development of such critical issues as hard-edge painting, deductive and serial structure, monochrome abstraction, the psychological analogy, regionalism, and the "death of painting" in Postmodernism. The introduction and commentary by Frances Colpitt situates the essays historically and examines their philosophical sources and influences, from formalism and phenomenology to structuralism and poststructuralism. What emerges is a coherent and optimistic picture of abstract painting--the definitive contribution of modern art.


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General Fields

  • : 9780521004534
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : January 2002
  • : 1.5 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 22.9 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : English
  • : 759.06/52
  • : 236
  • : Frances Colpitt (Editor); Donald Kuspit (Contribution by)
  • : Paperback