Rise Of The Sixties (Everyman Art Library)

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9780297835448: Rise Of The Sixties (Everyman Art Library)

This account of the years 1955-69 examines artists from Europe and America who worked throughout the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War and the general social crises of the time. The book explores the relationship between art and politics, showing how the rhetoric of one informed or subverted the other. It also traces the aesthetic climate that challenged established notions of content, style, medium and audience and forged new bonds between performance and visual arts.

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Now back in print with a fascinating new afterword by the author, this authoritative book provides an overview of the art world’s major themes and figures during the critical decade of the 1960s. Thomas Crow discusses how the American art scene fit into the corresponding European and international movements of the time, set against the background of world events.

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Thomas Crow is the Director of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and Professor of Art History at the Univeristy of Southern California.

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