Sandler discusses the major and minor artists and their works; movements, ideas, attitudes, and styles; and the social and cultural context of the period. He covers post-modernist art theory, the art market, and consumer society. American and European art and artists are included.
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Also by Irving Sandler -- Preface -- Introduction -- Postminimalism -- The Impact of 1968 on European Art -- First-Generation Feminism -- Pattern and Decoration Painting -- Architectural Sculpture -- New Image Painting -- The Art World of the 1970s -- American Neoexpressionism -- The Italian Transavantguardia and German Neoexpressionism -- Media Art -- Postmodernist Art Theory -- The Consumer Society and Deconstruction Art -- The Art World in the First Half of the 1980s -- East Village Art -- Commodity Art, Neogeo, and the East Village Art Scene -- The “Other”: From the Marginal into the Mainstream -- Into the 1990s