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After Modern Art, 1945-2000 (Oxford History of Art)
After Modern Art, 1945-2000 (Oxford History of Art)
by David Hopkins
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Following a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements of modern art, giving careful attention to the artists' political and cultural worlds. Styles include Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and... (read more)

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The 20th Century Art Book
The 20th Century Art Book
by Phaidon
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Following the phenomenal success of The Art Book, this book uses the same compelling formula in relation to the art of the 20th century. The work of 500 artists arranged in alphabetical order, presented in full-color plate with a brief but incisive... (read more)

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Modern Art 1851-1929: Capitalism and Representation (Oxford History of Art)
Modern Art 1851-1929: Capitalism and Representation (Oxford History of Art)
by Richard Brettell
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Richard R. Brettell's innovative and beautifully-illustrated account explores the works of artists such as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, and Dali--as well as lesser-known figures--in relation to expansion, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, and... (read more)

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Modernism
Modernism
by Charles Harrison
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This work looks at Modernist art of the 20th century, in order to show exactly what are the defining characteristics of modernism. It also looks at the critical reaction, both positive and negative, to such work.... (read more)

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What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
by Will Gompertz
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Channeling Bill Bryson’s engaging style, a former director of London’s Tate gallery wields his wit and expertise in this smart, entertaining narrative tour of modern art. We all know what modern art looks like. We’ve seen Monet’s... (read more)

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Art of the Twentieth Century: Movements, Theories, Schools and Tendencies 1900-2000 (Skira Paperbacks)
Art of the Twentieth Century: Movements, Theories, Schools and Tendencies 1900-2000 (Skira Paperbacks)
by Loredana Parmesani
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Loredana Parmesani is an art critic and the author of books about contemporary art, among which I colori della notte (Fabbri, Milan, 1987) and Arte & Co. (Politi, Milan, 1993), as well as numerous essays in books and magazines. She has collaborated... (read more)

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Visual Arts in the Twentieth Century
Visual Arts in the Twentieth Century
by Edward Lucie Smith
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In this lucid and coherent history of the century of modernism, renowned art writer Edward Lucie-Smith approaches his material in a novel way. Rather than presenting 20th-century visual arts as merely a succession of various styles, he goes beyond to... (read more)

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The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Series on Genomics, Bioe)
The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Series on Genomics, Bioe)
by Suzanne Anker
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The gene has become a cultural icon and an increasingly rich source of imagery and ideas for visual artists. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary painting and sculpture, The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age explores the moral and bioethical... (read more)

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Painting Today
Painting Today
by Tony Godfrey
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A worldwide survey of painting from the 1970s to the present.... (read more)

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Area: 1983-1987
Area: 1983-1987
by Eric Goode
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The fabled New York nightclub Area opened its doors in September 1983 and virtually overnight became the nexus of one of the most vibrant downtown art and club scenes in New York. Despite its short-lived history (it closed in 1987), Area was the place... (read more)

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What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
by Will Gompertz
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In the tradition of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, art history with a sense of humor Every year, millions of museum and gallery visitors ponder the modern art on display and secretly ask themselves, "Is this art?" A former director at London's Tate Gallery... (read more)

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Machine Art, 1934
Machine Art, 1934
by Jennifer Jane Marshall
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In 1934, New Yorks Museum of Modern Art staged a major exhibition of ball bearings, airplane propellers, pots and pans, cocktail tumblers, petri dishes, protractors, and other machine parts and products. The exhibition, titled Machine Art, explored these... (read more)

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Art: From Impressionism to the Internet (Prestel Sightlines)
Art: From Impressionism to the Internet (Prestel Sightlines)
by Klaus Richter
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 165) and index.... (read more)

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Lost Art: Missing Artworks of the Twentieth Century
Lost Art: Missing Artworks of the Twentieth Century
by Jennifer Mundy
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Many assume that modern works of art are easily preserved; that their whereabouts can be readily established, thanks to sophisticated documentation sys­tems; and that, in general, they are not subject to loss or destruction. But many important... (read more)

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Modern Starts: People, Places, Things
Modern Starts: People, Places, Things
by John Elderfield
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Abandoning customary labels and chronological ordering, ModernStarts offers fresh thinking about works of art. People treats the great period of early modern figurative art from Matisse, Rodin, and Munch; Places features landscapes and cityscapes by such... (read more)

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Introducing Modernism
Introducing Modernism
by Chris Rodrigues
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Explores the avantgarde milieu of Picassso, Joyce Schoenberg and other modern masters.... (read more)

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Concepts of Modern Art From Fauvism 3RD Edition
Concepts of Modern Art From Fauvism 3RD Edition
by Nikos Stangos
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A key book for anyone interested in twentieth-century art... (read more)

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Art Tribes
Art Tribes
by Achille Oliva
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After the avant-garde of the 50s and 60s shattered the canon of art styles into numerous and often amorphous groups of artists, "tribes" now seems the only identity system that can describe these shape shifting contemporary art movements. Modern art... (read more)

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20th Century Art Book Mini Edition
20th Century Art Book Mini Edition
by Phaidon Press
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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.... (read more)

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Vertigo: A Century of Multimedia Art, from Futurism to the Web
Vertigo: A Century of Multimedia Art, from Futurism to the Web
by Germano Celant
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Vertigo seeks to document the surge of multimedia art driven by the advent of new technologies, including works produced by great names in art such as Balla, Warhol, Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Nam June Paik, and Laurie Anderson.... (read more)

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