Conceptual Art (Themes & Movements (Paperback))

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Conceptual art is an art of ideas which can be written, enacted or carried in your head, challenging the notion that a work of art is an object of visual pleasure. This text combines survey essays, key words, descriptions and an anthology of key texts.

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Peter Osborne is a critical theorist who has written widely on aesthetics, art theory and philosophy of contemporary art. He is Professor of Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London.Osborne is the author of The Politics of Time: Modernity and the Avant-Garde (Verso, 1995) and Philosophy in Cultural Theory (Routledge, 2000). He was a contributor to Rewriting Conceptual Art (eds. Michael Newman and Jon Bird, Reaktion Books, 1999) and has edited several critical anthologies including A Critical Sense: Interviews with Intellectuals (Routledge, 1997) and From an Aesthetic Point of View: Philosophy, Art and the Senses (Serpent's Tail, 2000). He contributes to a number of periodicals and is on the editorial board of the journal Radical Philosophy.

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"Authoritative."-Christie's Books "More than just a compilation of sources, documents, and images... Osborne offers an original, challenging, reinterpretation of Conceptual Art... A solid contribution to the burgeoning re-examination of Conceptual Art."-Barry Schwabsky, BookForum "Phaidon's Themes and Movements series seeks to provide the late 20th-century art history books of the future."-Art Monthly

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