This book takes stock of international research from the mid-1950s, the moment of the contemporary art breakthrough, to the present.
[Contemporary Art. International Trends from the 1950s to the Present] Compact, fully illustrated, documented like a manual, this book takes stock of international research from the mid-1950s, the moment of the contemporary art breakthrough, to the present. From Pop Art to the recent net art, the 14 essays explore key moments and movements of half a century of creativity: Situationism, Minimal Art, Land Art, Arte Povera, Conceptual Art, performance, body art, the Transavanguardia, video art and photography. The authors are all leading scholars connected with museums and universities. They provide a complete, updated framework of reference not only for scholars, teachers and students, but also for a new audience of young lovers of contemporary art. The editor, Francesco Poli, is a professor of Art History at the Fine Arts Academy of Brera (Milan), and also teaches at the Paris 8 University. He has published many works on 20th-century art.