By Jonathan Vickery,Diarmuid Costello

the previous couple of a long time have witnessed an explosion in rules and theories on paintings. paintings itself hasn't ever been so topical, yet a lot contemporary considering is still inaccessible and hard to exploit. This e-book assesses the paintings of these thinkers (including artists) who've had an important impression on making, criticizing and reading paintings because the Nineteen Sixties. With entries by way of major foreign specialists, this e-book provides a concise, serious appraisal of thinkers and their rules approximately artwork and its position within the wider cultural context. A consultant to the foremost thinkers who form modern international of artwork, this booklet is a crucial reference for someone attracted to glossy and modern paintings, its historical past, philosophy and practice.Theodor ADORNO * Roland BARTHES * Georges BATAILLE * Jean BAUDRILLARD * Walter BENJAMIN * JM BERNSTEIN * Pierre BOURDIEU * Nicolas BOURRIAUD * Benjamin BUCHLOH * Daniel BUREN * Judith BUTLER * Noël CARROLL * Stanley CAVELL * TJ CLARK * Arthur C. DANTO * Gilles DELEUZE * Jacques DERRIDA * George DICKIE * Thierry DE DUVE * James ELKINS * Hal FOSTER * Michel FOUCAULT * Michael FRIED * Dan GRAHAM * Clement GREENBERG * Fredric JAMESON * Mike KELLEY * Mary KELLY * Melanie KLEIN * Joseph KOSUTH * Rosalind KRAUSS * Julia KRISTEVA * Barbara KRUGER * Niklas LUHMANN * Jean-François LYOTARD * Maurice MERLEAU-PONTY * WJT MITCHELL * Robert MORRIS * Linda NOCHLIN * Adrian PIPER * Griselda POLLOCK * Robert SMITHSON * Jeff WALL * Albrecht WELLMER * Richard WOLLHEIM

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