Art

Modern & Contemporary Art

Thames & Hudson's list of inspiring books on Modern and Contemporary Art

Abstract Expressionism
  • Paperback
A valuable addition to the literature on Abstract Expressionism – The Burlington Magazine

The American Dream

The American Dream

pop to the present

  • Hardback
Magnificent … beautifully designed with every image given space as well as a detailed explanation – Evening Standard

The American Dream

The American Dream

pop to the present

  • Paperback with flaps
Magnificent … beautifully designed with every image given space as well as a detailed explanation – Evening Standard

American Art Since 1945
  • Paperback
An excellent introduction to the social and political complexities surrounding the creation of ‘art history’ … a valuable addition to any library or reading list – The Lecturer

American Art and Architecture
  • Paperback
All the major American artists and works are included; dozens of building types are illustrated and discussed – from the earliest colonial houses and churches to the most spectacular modernist and postmodernist stores, museums, stations, and iconic skyscrapers.

Art in the Making

Art in the Making

Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing

  • PLC (no jacket)
Full of very good surprises, unusual suspects and unexpected perspectives … illuminating and thought-provoking – we-make-money-not-art.com

Art of the Digital Age
  • Paperback with flaps
A highly attractive, accessible and beguiling introduction … highly recommended – The Art Book

Art and Beauty

Art & Beauty Magazine LTD

Drawings by R. Crumb

  • PLC (no jacket) in slipcase
  • Distributed on behalf of David Zwirner Books
Robert Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and 1970s with comic strips like Fritz the Cat

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Art Since 1960
  • Paperback
Archer’s admirable overview treats the history of art of this period in a manner which does justice to its diversity and its complexity of inter-relations, between different aspects of artistic practice and the actualities of the world in which they operate... a brave and intelligent attempt to live up to its implications – Art Monthly

Art and Science Now

Art + Science Now

How scientific research and technological innovation are becoming key to 21st-century aesthetics

  • Paperback with flaps
Eye-catching work by artists blurring the boundaries between art and science – The Observer

Art Since 1900 3rd edition

Art Since 1900

Modernism · Antimodernism · Postmodernism

  • Hardback
A landmark study of the history of art … [an] amazing, monumental, authoritative and definitive work’ – Mature Times

Art Studio America

Art Studio America

Contemporary Artist Spaces

  • Hardback
… this extraordinary book gives a rare insight into the thoughts, dreams and ideas of the artists in the landscapes in which they work – Artdaily.com

The Art of Participation
  • PLC (no jacket)
As the hallmarks of the internet mindset — browsing, sharing, collecting, producing — increasingly permeate every aspect of society, this timely project reveals the ways in which artists and viewers have approached the creation of open works of art.

Art 21: 6

art: 21

Art in the Twenty-First Century 6

  • PLC (with jacket)
  • Distributed on behalf of Art 21
Who are today’s artists? What are they thinking about? How do they describe their work? Why do they do what they do?