This book examines certain aspects of the condition of the fine arts in the age of the mass media. It identifies the differences between these two relatively autonomous realms and discusses the ways in which they interact.
Introduction 1. Core Terms/Concepts 2. Art Uses Mass Culture 3. The Mass Media Use Art 4. Mechanical Reproduction and the Fine Arts 5. High Culture: Affirmative Or Negative? 6. Cultural Pluralism and Post-Modernism 7. Alternatives 8. Art and Mass Media in the 1980s 9. Artists and New Media Technologies 10. War, the Media and Art in the 1990s 11. Conclusion