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Art and PluralismLawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism$
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Nigel Whiteley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316456

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316708

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Alternatives 1971–1988

Alternatives 1971–1988

(p.289) Section D Alternatives 1971–1988 (p.290)
Art and Pluralism
Liverpool University Press

This section focuses on Lawrence Alloway's life as an art critic in the period 1971–1988, beginning with the emergence of disorienting art as an expression of dissent in the art world, Alloway's response to the politicisation of art, his new pluralism, the uses and limits of art criticism, criticism and women's art, Alloway's writings on Photo-Realism and Earth art, the decline of the avant-garde, and crises in the art world concerning criticism, feminism and curatorship. It also looks at Alloway's last years.

Keywords:   Lawrence Alloway, art criticism, disorienting art, pluralism, women's art, feminism, Photo-Realism, Earth art, curatorship, avant-garde

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