The History of British Art: 1870 – Now
Author(s): Volume Editor Chris Stephens, General Editor David Bindman
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Tate Gallery Publications
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 288
Illustrations: 153 colour illustrations
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1870 to now, is edited by Chris Stephens. In this volume, London emerges as a mid-point between Europe and America, particularly the centres of the avant-garde in Paris and New York. Leading critics examine modern and post-modern artists from the High Victorian period through to the counter-culture of the 1960s, the Young British Artists of the 1990s, and beyond.
Covering the most dynamic and dramatic period in the development of art in Britain, leading authorities on the art of the nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first centuries explore the transition from the High Victorian period and the aesthetic experiments of the 1880s and 90s to the counterculture of the 1960s and the Young British Artists of the 1990s. The book brings to the fore Britain’s complex role as a focus for the dissemination of modernist ideas, as well as the reaction against them, and details the political, social and commercial relationships underpinning the role of art and artists in the history of modern Britain.