Modern art in the common culture /Publication details: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1996.Description: viii, 274 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cmISBN:
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262) and index.
1. Modernism and Mass Culture in the Visual Arts -- 2. Fashioning the New York School -- 3. Saturday Disasters: Trace and Reference in Early Warhol -- 4. The Return of Hank Herron: Simulated Abstraction and the Service Economy of Art -- 5. Art Criticism in the Age of Incommensurate Values: On the Thirtieth Anniversary of Artforum -- 6. Handmade Photographs and Homeless Representation -- 7. Ross Bleckner, or the Conditions of Painting's Reincarnation -- 8. Site-Specific Art: The Strong and the Weak -- 9. Profane Illuminations: The Social History of Jeff Wall -- 10. The Simple Life: Pastoralism and the Persistence of Genre in Recent Art -- 11. Unwritten Histories of Conceptual Art: Against Visual Culture.
Must avant-garde art hold itself apart from the values and beliefs widely held in the common culture? Must advanced artists always be the symbolic adversaries of the ordinary citizen? These questions have dominated, even paralyzed the modern art world, particularly in recent years when perceived elitism and imposed canons of taste have come under fire from all sides. In this stimulating book, a prominent art historian shows that the links between advanced art and modern mass culture have always been robust, indeed necessary to both. Thomas Crow focuses on the continual interdependence between the two phenomena, providing examples that range from Paris in the mid-nineteenth century to the latest revivals of Conceptual art in the 1990s.