Styles, Schools and Movements

Styles, Schools and Movements

The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art

  1. Amy Dempsey
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  • ISBN 9780500288443
  • 27.90 x 20.30 cm
  • Paperback
  • 312pp
  • 272 Illustrations, 165 in colour
  • First published 2010
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A new and expanded edition of the internationally bestselling guide to modern and contemporary art

Modern art has come to be defined by its styles, schools and movements. The more than three hundred collected here provide an indispensable introduction to the major developments in Western painting, sculpture, architecture and design during one of the most dynamic and exciting periods in art history.

Over one hundred main entries are presented in broadly chronological order, from Impressionism and Cubism to Sound Art, Internet Art and Art Photography in the twenty-first century. A further two hundred supplementary entries provide fully cross-referenced summaries of essential styles and movements, tracing intriguing patterns of influence and development.

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A foldout timeline shows at a glance how the evolution of art corresponds with historical events, providing a thorough overview of the whole period.

Listings of major international collections and carefully selected suggestions for further reading are given for all the main entries, and the comprehensive index features over one thousand artists, architects, designers, impresarios, critics, collectors and champions of modern art, linking the styles, schools and movements with the people who made them happen.

Dr Amy Dempsey is an independent academic and author of Destination Art: Land Art · Site-Specific Art · Sculpture Parks, also published by Thames & Hudson. A Fellow of the Royal Society 
of Arts, Dempsey has written and consulted for a number of museums 
in London, including Tate, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the 
National Maritime Museum.