What has been loosely termed installation Art dominates the exhibition programmes of galleries worldwide. However, while it is much discussed it has rarely been clearly defined. In this book author Claire Bishop provides both a history and a full critical examination of installation art, in a survey of the form that is both thorough and accessible. Installation Art will provide, for the first time, a clear account of the rise of this now prevalent strand of contemporary art. While revising and, in some cases, re-assessing many well-known names in post-1960 art, it will also introduce the audience to a wider spectrum of younger artists yet to receive serious critical attention.
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 270 x 210 x 10 mm
"'Shows a profound understanding of the subject and originality of approach. Rather than being a bland survey, it is critical and breaks new interpretative ground both of the phenomenon of installation art in general and particular works.' - Margaret Iversen, University of Essex; 'An essential purchase and recommended reading for courses in contemporary art, and post-war art (I would certainly set it in the courses I teach)... an important contribution to the field.'- Michael Newman, Institute of Chicago."