Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Interviews | August 12, 2015

    Jill Owens: IMG Eli Gottlieb: The Powells.com Interview

    Eli GottliebEli Gottlieb has done something unusual — he's written two novels, 20 years apart, from opposing but connected perspectives. The Boy Who Went... Continue »
    1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Best Boy

      Eli Gottlieb 9781631490477


On Order

New Set Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Art- General

100 Contemporary Artists


100 Contemporary Artists Cover

ISBN13: 9783836514903
ISBN10: 3836514907
All Product Details


Synopses & Reviews


This special two-volume edition compiles the 100 most exciting artists from "Art at the Turn of the Millennium" as well as the renowned Art Now series, condensing the works into a comprehensive compendium of contemporary art.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Grady Harp, October 2, 2010 (view all comments by Grady Harp)
Magnum Opus for Contemporary Art

This review is from: 100 Contemporary Artists (Taschen 25 Anniversary) (Hardcover)
This very hefty two volume set, slip-covered in a well designed fashion, does not represent every contemporary artist considered important today, as any reader will soon find out after searching for particular favorites. Instead, as the jacket flap remarks, these are the artists published over the past ten years in the Taschen ART NOW series: "the focus is on the works and positions, trends and traditions that have repeatedly stirred heated debate - both in the art world and amongst the general public. ....it gives a reliable overview of artists and art in the past decade.'

The reproduction of the art in this book is of the highest order. The artists are listed alphabetically, making the book a handy and quick reference for educators and students. Each of the hundred artists included is introduced by a very brief one paragraph statement, in English, German, and French. All art forms are well represented, from the famous works of Basquiat and Cicely Brown to the very bizarre and hilarious 'sculptures' or assemblages of Maurizio Cattelan. Just to suggest the exposure of each artists, the works of John Currin are illustrated with 11 images - both very well known ones and some rarely seen ones - in both full page and several to a page format.

Photography is very well represented by both famous artists (such as Nan Golden) and newer faces. Installation art draws a lot of space in the book but then it draws a lot of space in the museums and exhibition halls where it originates. In looking through the books (and that demands a lot of time on the part of the viewer, so rich is the content of this set) one aspect of contemporary art that is slighted is in figurative work. Yes, there is some, but where are the works of the powerful artists like Eric Fischl, Steven Assael, Jenny Saville, Euan Uglow, Lucian Freud, Vincent Desiderio, Odd Nerdrum, Bo Bartlett, Yongbo Zhao, Jean Rustin, Deborah Poynton, etc? Figurative artists always seem to be slighted in tomes such as this, but thankfully there are monographs and articles published frequently to fill that void.

In all, this is an impressive survey of contemporary art presented in a luxurious manner - very much work the price of the set!

Grady Harp
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(5 of 10 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

Holzwarth, Hans Werner
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Art - General
Edition Description:
Hardback - sewn
Publication Date:
12.5 x 10 x 3 in 11.82 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting Used Trade Paper $25.00
  2. Revisiting the Glass House... New Trade Paper $56.25
  3. Fresh Cream Used Hardcover $14.50
  4. David Benjamin Sherry: It's Time New Hardcover $46.00

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Contemporary
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Reference
Business » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

100 Contemporary Artists New Set Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$59.99 Backorder
Product details 704 pages Taschen - English 9783836514903 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This special two-volume edition compiles the 100 most exciting artists from "Art at the Turn of the Millennium" as well as the renowned Art Now series, condensing the works into a comprehensive compendium of contemporary art.
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.