Making It Modern - Essays on the Art of the Now brings together some of the most important writings on modernism and modernity over 60 years by the influential American art historian Linda Nochlin. Before the publication of her seminal essay on feminism in art, "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?", Nochlin had already firmly established herself as a major practitioner of a politically sophisticated and class-conscious social history of art.
Nochlin was an early part of an important movement of scholars who wrote about modernity, determined to rethink the subject under pressure from contemporary events such as student uprisings, the women's liberation movement and the Vietnam War.
Nochlin embraced Charles Baudelaire's belief that modernity is meant to be of one's time—and that the role of an art historian was to understand the art of the past not only in its own historical context, but in accordance with the urgency of the present.
Dimensions: H: 24.6 x W: 18.2 cm, hardback
Author: Linda Nochlin
Publisher: Thames & Hudson