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Presenting a new and original way of bringing art alive, this mini edition offers a gallery of 500 artists and their works plus a jargon-free Glossary of artistic terms and an international directory of museums and galleries. 500 color illustrations.

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Following in the tradition of Phaidon's "The Art Book", this is an illustrated dictionary which presents in alphabetical order the work of 500 great artists from the 20th century. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate of a key work and a short text about the work of the artist.

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Solla, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Solla)
Each page contains a color reproduction of an artwork (500 artworks), and a couple of paragraphs of commentary about the work and its context. There is a note about the date, place, dimensions of the work, and the date of birth and (if applicable) death of the artist. 4 - 6 names of closely related artists are listed for most. It is probably no better and no worse than most other anthologies for including women, but did have one work each for two that are not always included, Kollwitz and Modersohn-Becker. It includes the range of works you would expect in the title (western works it seems to me, but I am not familiar with 20th century non-Western works, so don't know the names of artists to look up). I might not always agree on the single work to include, but the works of Kollwitz and Becker, Morandi, O'Keefe and others seemed fairly representative of their work. There's a bit on art terms and movements at the end. Overall it is a good place to scan through artists to find those whose works you might want to explore more.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780714838502
Author:
Phaidon Press
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Location:
London :
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1999 ed.
Edition Description:
Mini
Series Volume:
034
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
Novelty
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
6.62x4.88x1.08 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Following in the tradition of Phaidon's "The Art Book", this is an illustrated dictionary which presents in alphabetical order the work of 500 great artists from the 20th century. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate of a key work and a short text about the work of the artist.
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