Modern Art

Modern Art

Impressionism to Post-Modernism

  1. Edited by David Britt
  • ISBN 9780500238417
  • 25.50 x 22.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 416pp
  • With over 400 illustrations in colour and black and white
  • First published 2007
‘A triumph … very punchy … recommended as a sane introduction toan often insane world’ – Arts Review
‘Ambitious and quite an achievement … every Ism is here, intelligibly and succinctly summarized’ – Good Book Guide


‘A marvellous sampler of glorious paintings, matched by a vivid text –wonderful value in every sense’ – The Mail on Sunday

This concise and authoritative introduction covers every major development in the visual arts since 1900. The informed and informative texts, written by a team of distinguished art historians, are up-to-date in approach whilst remaining intelligible to all, and are supplemented by chronologies and select bibliographies.

Anyone seeking a gallery of the masterpieces of 20th-century art, together with deft overviews of the period, will find no better
single volume.

Contents
Preface David Britt
Impressionism Bernard Denvir
Symbolism and Art Nouveau Alastair Mackintosh
Fauvism and Expressionism Bernard Denvir
Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism J. M. Nash
Dada and Surrealism Dawn Ades
Abstract Expressionism Anthony Everitt
Pop Simon Wilson
Pluralism since 1960 Marco Livingstone