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The 20th Century Art Book

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st May 2007
Dimensions: w 215mm h 241mm d 45mm
Weight: 1959g
ISBN-10: 0714847984
ISBN-13: 9780714847986
Barcode No: 9780714847986
Synopsis
Now available in a new convenient format, this book is an accessible guide to the art of the twentieth century. A complement to the landmark The Art Book it showcases 500 artists in alphabetical order, placing early stars like Monet, Picasso and Dali alongside the most innovative contemporary artists and documenting the myriad new media used by artists, from oil to sculpture, from ready-mades to installation. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate and a biographical text which makes it suitable for casual browsing or research, as well as being a visually stimulating journey through the 100 years of art. The easy to use cross-referencing system reveals the connections between artists and the glossary defines terms and artistic movements in jargon-free language that is suitable for readers approaching contemporary art for the first time, as well as offering insights to the enthusiast or student. The 'midi' format is the perfect companion to the original hardback edition and mini paperback format, offering all the visual impact of the original and the affordability and portability of the mini format.

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"Serves as a stimulus for the uninitiated and initiated alike."-World of Interiors "Demystifies the art of this century. A useful basic reference book, it chronicles every artist you could ever need to know about in an easy to use A-Z format."-Elle Decoration "This superbly illustrated, alphabetically arranged celebration of 500 modern artists is a model of its kind."-The Times "One of the most complete representations of this century's art to hit the shelves in years."-amazon.com "This really needs no introduction - it's a must for every bookshop in the country - but the format and the price make it even more irresistible."-Bookseller's Choice "Invaluable... This entertaining and affordable publication won't end up just on the bookshelves of art aficionados."-Home & Life "Fiendishly hip... A quick fix of culture."-Elle Decoration "Confused by the art world? Can't tell a Chagall from a Cezanne?... Then help is at hand in the form of Phaidon's 20th Century Art Book, an unrivalled guide to the art of an extraordinary century."-Big Issue "A great way to sort out your Baselitzs from your Basquiats."-Voyager