World of Art series

Modern & Contemporary Art

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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

The Body in Contemporary Art
  • Paperback
An international survey of art made since the early 1990s that has the body as its focus, from painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance.

Concepts of Modern Art

Concepts of Modern Art

From Fauvism to Postmodernism

  • Paperback
A useful and mercifully jargon-free introduction to a very complex subject – Richard Cork

A Concise History of Modern Painting
  • Paperback
By far the best introduction to the subject – Alan Bowness

Contemporary African Art
  • Paperback
An engaging, cogent, and thought-provoking book – African Arts

Cubism and Culture
  • Paperback
The works are centre-stage, and yet this is a book whose great achievement is to bring out the importance of the Cubists in a history far bigger than the history of art. – Christopher Green Courtauld Institute of Art

Dada

Dada

Art and Anti-Art

  • Paperback
One of the best and most consistently interesting documents on this extraordinary movement – Sunday Times

Digital Art
  • Paperback
Impressive … readable … capacious captions accompany many illustrations – Publishers Weekly

Digital Art
  • Paperback
Surveys the developments in digital art from its appearance in the 1980s to the present day, and looks ahead to what the future may hold. This third edition investigates key areas that have recently gained prominence.

Fauvism
  • Paperback
A remarkable, comprehensive achievement – The New York Times Book Review

Graffiti and Street Art
  • Paperback
Analyses not just the work, but the functions of graffiti and street art and their increasingly important role in urban visual culture.

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