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Art and Pluralism: Lawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Nigel Whiteley


Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) was one of the most influential and widely respected (as well as prolific) art writers of the post-war years. His many books, catalogue essays, and reviews manifest the changing paradigms of art away from the formal values of modernism towards the inclusiveness of the visual culture model in the 1950s, through the diversity and excesses of the 1960s, to the politicisation in the wake of 1968 and the Vietnam War, on to postmodern concerns in the 1970s. Alloway was in the right places at the right times. From his central involvement with the Independent Group and the ... More

Keywords: Lawrence Alloway, modernism, New York, art, feminist movement, Clement Greenberg, pluralism, diversity, society, criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846316456
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316708


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Whiteley, author