How Photography Became Contemporary Art Inside an Artistic Revolution from Pop to the Digital Age by Andy Grundberg

Artists & Art History | The New Medium

Grundberg’s postmodern history of photography discusses how the content of the medium has changed from post-Fordist capitalism.

The book also emphasizes how American culture is rooted in popular culture that has become emblematic of international capitalism and mass media, replaced by digital technology after World War II.

This transition from the 20th to the 21st century is visible through several mediums, specifically popular photography created for Instagram and Facebook.

Joelle’s Library

Learning about the art world can seem elusive. It shouldn’t be.

Building your art bookshelf is a forever-ongoing process. I’ve included an Amazon link to help you find the right next book for you, but you can always purchase at your local bookstore in person or at bookshop.org.

The books are organized into categories. The First Books are for those brand-new to the art world. More seasoned collectors can jump ahead to dive deeper into specific threads.

  1. The First Books
  2. Artists & Art History
  3. The Science & Art Of Collecting
  4. The Buying & Selling Of Art
  5. The Art Market

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