Art & Context

Art & Context

The '50s and '60s

Book - 2006
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Prior to the 1960s, art objects were viewed as wholly distinct from non-art. But by mid-decade, that perspective was being challenged by artists such as Andy Warhol, whose Brillo Boxes looked exactly like the real ones; Roy Lichtenstein, whose paintings imitated comic book pages; and Carl Andre, whose floor sculptures were, in fact, slabs of industrial metal. Art and Context examines how these pieces, and others like them, relate to a society bombarded by advertising while also in the midst of a cultural revolution--as evidenced by the growing acceptance of civil rights, feminism, drug use, and sexual freedom--and offers a solid basis for understanding the art of the past half century.
Publisher: Pullman : Museum of Art, Washington State University, c2006.
ISBN: 9780975566220
Characteristics: 78 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Art and context

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