February 2017 Academic & Specialist Reaktion Books

Beyond Resemblance: Abstract Art in the Age of Global Conceptualism Robert Linsley

Paperback | Feb 2017 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780236322 | 224pp | 208x156mm | RFB | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99

In this first critique of global 'conceptual', agenda-driven art, the dominant mode in the art world today, Robert Linsley shows how the abstract art of the last fifty years can offer us new life experiences that are rich and full. He explains how abstraction is a response to the world we live in, one that deliberately avoids moralizing, explanation or overt polemic.

Destined to become essential reading for artists, art lovers and art historians, Beyond Resemblance shows how abstract art makes sense of our troubled times and how it has a future.