How Photography Became Contemporary Art: Inside an Artistic Revolution from Pop to the Digital Age
Author: Andy Grundberg
A leading critic’s inside story of “the photo boom” during the crucial decades of the 1970s and ’80s.
When Andy Grundberg landed in New York in the early 1970s as a budding writer, photography was at the margins of the contemporary art world. By 1991, when he left his post as critic for the New York Times, photography was at the vital center of artistic debate. Grundberg writes eloquently and authoritatively about photography’s “boom years,” chronicling the medium’s increasing role within the most important art movements of the time, from Earth Art and Conceptual Art to performance and video. He also traces photography’s embrace by museums and galleries, as well as its politicization in the culture wars of the 1980s and ’90s.
- Publisher : Yale University Press; First Edition (April 6, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 296 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-0300234107
- Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 7 x 1 x 10 inches