Synopses & Reviews
Situated in the unlikely environs of a former power station on the banks of the River Thames in London, Tate Modern is the most-visited modern art museum in the worldand#8212;and a global landmark. This revised and updated edition of Tate Modern: The Handbook surveys the achievements of the past 10 yearsand#8212;including recent acquisitionsand#8212;and looks forward to the exciting developments that lie ahead in the next decade. An essential companion to 20th- and 21st-century art, the book features an illustrated A-to-Z guide of more than 100 artists, with concise and accessible entries and explanations of key terms in art history and museology.
With entries on over 170 artworks representing the unrivaled collection at Tate Britain, this useful handbook provides a lively and informative introduction to the story of art in Britain over the last five hundred years. A concise and accessible guide, the handbookand#8217;s publication coincides with the new chronological re-hanging of the Tate Collection. Presented in a similar chronological fashion, the works in this guide provide fascinating insight into British history as well as the evolution of British art. Brief descriptions accompany each work.
About the Author
Frances Morris is a curator at Tate, London. Chris Dercon is the director of Tate Modern. Nicholas Serota is the director of Tate.