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Art: 60-206 Contemporary Visual Culture 1960-present: Broad Surveys and Book Series

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Broad Surveys

Archer, Michael. Art Since 1960. London: Thames and Hudson.
HUNT FA-REF N6490 .A669 2014


Dezeuze, Anna. The Do-It Yourself Artwork: Participation from Fluxus to New Media. Manchester, UK; New York: Manchester University Press, 2010.
HUNT STACKS-4 N7433.915 .D6 2010


Erjavec, AlesĖŒ. Aesthetic Revolutions and Twentieth-century Avant-garde Movements. Durham ; London: Duke University Press.
HUNT STACKS-2 BH301 .A94 A37 2015


Foster, Hal,, et al. Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism. Third edition. New York: Thames & Hudson.
HUNT FA-REF-4  NX456 .A78 2016


Grovier, Kelly.  Art Since 1989. London: Thames and Hudson (World of Art Series).
STACKS-4 N6490 .G7244 2015


Joselit, David. American Art Since 1945. London: Thames & Hudson.
HUNT FA-REF-4  N6512 .J68 2003  

Kocur, Zoya,, and Simon Leung. Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985. Second edition. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
HUNT STACKS-4 N66 .T49 2013


Palmer, Daniel. Photography and Collaboration : From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing.
London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.


Parmesani, Loredana. Art of the Twentieth Century: Movements, Theories, Schools and Tendencies, 1900-2000. Milano; New York: Skira, 2000.
HUNT STACKS-4 N6490 .P375 2000


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Poli, Francesco. Post-modern Art: from the Post-war to Today. NY: Enfield: Collins Design
HUNT OVRSZQ-4 N6490 .P56613 2008

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Rush, Michael. New Media in Late 20th-century Art .London: Thames and Hudson.
HUNT STACKS-4 N6494 .M78 R88 1999

and New Media Art

HUNT STACKS-4 N6494 .M78 R88 2005

Weintraub, Linda, Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society, 1970s-1990s. Litchfield, CT: Art Insights, 1996.
FA-REF-4 N6490 .W45 1996



Heywood, Ian, et al. The Handbook of Visual Culture. English ed. London: Berg, 2012.
HUNT STACKS-4 N72 .S6 H36 2012
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Book series in Cameo covering all aspects of contemporary art

Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture

MIT Press


Discussions in Contemporary Culture

Dia Foundation


Documents of Contemporary Art Series

Each book in the series numbering over 30 topics is an anthology on a particular theme or practice significant to contemporary culture.

Issues in Cultural Theory

Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Maryland

Rethinking Art's  Histories
Manchester University Press


Robert Lehman Lecture Series on Contemporary Art

Dia Center for the Arts

World of Art Series

World of Art (Thames and Hudson)

These concise histories are useful for getting a quick overview of artists, art movements and periods over history including the following contemporary time periods and topics:






Selected Publisher Book Lists

Small and alternative publisher booklists in Cameo covering all aspects of contemporary art.

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Critical Art Ensemble (as publisher)
Critical Art Ensemble

de- dis ex- (Black Dog)




Zone Books


Related research guides
Art: Critical Studies

Art:Contemporary Artists

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