This lavishly illustrated and super-condensed history of the major movements of twentieth century art provides an accessible entree into contemporary art for everyone.
This book on the art of the twentieth century is published almost ten years after the end of the so-called “short century” – which in terms of art was anything but short – and is a valuable tool for reflection, taking stock, and summing up. The author has placed a series of works in sequence, accompanied by easy to understand critical commentary. Presented are some of the most famous artists of the 20th-century— from Arp to Brancusi, Bacon to Basquiat, Gris to Koons, Gaudí to Schnabel, Warhol to Grant Wood—and their greatest masterworks—never before have they been so
accessible as they are in this format.
With concise introductions devoted to every significant art movement and 400 colour illustrations, this volume enables the reader to become familiar with the fascinating and complex world of contemporary art from futurism to pop-art, dada to conceptual.
Flexi-cover, 214 x 177mm, 560p