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Painting Today
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PAINTING TODAY

HARDBACK BY GODFREY, MR TONY

£49.95

ISBN
9780714846316
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PHAIDON PRESS LTD
 
 
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PHAIDON PRESS LTD
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HARDBACK
PAGES
448 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
23 OCT 2009

DESCRIPTION

Photo-realism, abstraction, portraiture, installation painting, neo-expressionism and the Leipzig School are just some of the areas of this thriving medium explored in Painting Today. This comprehensive survey of contemporary painting presents the broad range of styles, materials and methods that comprise the artform, extending the tradition of Phaidon's trail-blazing Art Today. Since the proclaimed `death of painting' in 1968, artists around the globe have nevertheless continued to expand its imagery, techniques and meanings, and in over 500 illustrations this book presents the work of both famous and emergent painters active around the world. Tony Godfrey presents a lively and authoritive view of the vast range of possibilities that painting today encompasses.

CONTENTS

Preface: A Room of Paintings / Chapter 1: 1963 - The Death of Painting / Chapter 2: Traditions / Chapter 3: Western Traditions / Chapter 4: Neo-expressionism and Eighties Painting / Chapter 5: Hand-painted Photographs / Chapter 6: Abstraction - Clean and Pure / Chapter 7: Abstraction - Dirty and Impure / Chapter 8: Figures, Fantasies and Confessions / Chapter 9: Space - Virtual and Intimate / Chapter 10: In the Landscape / Chapter 11: Pieta and Carnival - Loss and Gaiety / Chapter 12: Whatever Happened to History Painting? / Chapter 13: Things and Commodities / Chapter 14: Paint the Room / Chapter 15: The Leipzig School / Chapter 16: The Painter and Her World / Chapter 17: Painting Thinking Feeling / Artists' Biographies / Glossary / Bibliography