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

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 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 21: 6

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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?

The Art of Not Making

The Art of Not Making

The New Artist / Artisan Relationship

  • Paperback with flaps
Glorious  – Harper’s Bazaar

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

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 and Beauty
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • Distributed on behalf of David Zwirner Books
One of America’s most celebrated cartoonists, Robert Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and 1970s

Art/Fashion in the 21st Century
  • PLC (no jacket)
… a fascinating look at the relationship between interlocking worlds – Harper’s Bazaar

Artrage!

Artrage!

The Story of the BritArt Revolution

  • Hardback
... a well-illustrated, studiously researched book – Alastair Sooke, the Telegraph

Art and Religion
  • Paperback
A fully illustrated look at art that engages with a wide range of religious traditions and opens up debate on anything from extremism to environmental ethics – The Times

Art and Religion in the 21st Century
  • PLC (no jacket)
A timely introduction to art that engages with spirituality today – Apollo

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