The story of modern art begins with a revolution—when the realists started rejecting romanticism in favor of depicting life as it really was. Since that movement began in the mid-19thcentury, painters have been rebelling, rethinking, deconstructing, and challenging notions of what art is. Filled with stunning reproductions of some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, this reference book offers a chronological journey through artistic revolutions. Each movement is presented in a series of informative presentations—a concise definition and description; full-page and smaller detailed color illustrations; and in-depth profiles of the artists crucial to the style’s development. Covering a wide range of movements both familiar and obscure, this accessible and informative volume is a perfect introduction for readers interested in art’s constantly evolving story.
ROSALIND ORMISTON is an art and architectural historian.
Paperback, Flexi-cover, 144 pages, 19,3 x 24,0 cm
$ 19.95 | £ 14.99
Publishing House: Prestel
US October 01, 2018
UK September 01, 2018