Contemporary art / Edward Saywell, Al Miner, Liz Munsell, and Emily Zilber.

Contemporary art is a vast and complex field representing artists, ideas and trends from every imaginable cultural and geographical background. This book introduces the art of our times by taking the reader through a tour of some 70 examples from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. T...

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Main Authors: Saywell, Edward (Author), Miner, Al (Art museum curator) (Author), Munsell, Liz (Author), Zilber, Emily (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Boston, Massachusetts : MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, [2015]
Edition:First edition.
Series:MFA highlights.
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Summary:Contemporary art is a vast and complex field representing artists, ideas and trends from every imaginable cultural and geographical background. This book introduces the art of our times by taking the reader through a tour of some 70 examples from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Thematic chapters present artistic categories, concepts and propositions that offer a path toward understanding the different subjects, forms, styles, purposes and techniques of contemporary art. Some, such as portraiture, are long-standing notions in the history of art; others, such as site appropriation, raise provocative questions and may be less immediately obvious. But it is the works themselves--brilliantly conceived by some of the most creative minds of our times--that make the case for embracing contemporary art in all its diversity.
Physical Description:180 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (page 176) and index.
ISBN:9780878468164
0878468161