A century and a half of masterpieces is covered in this chronologically arranged volume that beautifully captures the development of art in a new age.
Starting with James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ending with Matthew Barney, nearly every prominent figure in Modern art is represented in vibrant double-page spreads that show how these artists continued to redefine norms and challenge tradition. Fascinating biographical and anecdotal information about each artist is provided alongside large reproductions of their most celebrated works, stunning details, and images of the artists themselves. A color-coded timeline spans the entire volume, showing overlapping careers and important historical dates. From the impressionists to the surrealists, the cubists to the pop-artists—readers will find a wealth of information as well as hours of enjoyment learning about this popular and prolific period in art history.
Christiane Weidemann is an art historian and author of art books for children and adults. Her books include Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, and 50 Women Artists You Should Know (all by Prestel).
Paperback, Flexi-cover, 160 pages, 19,3 x 24,0 cm, 150 color illustrations, 30 b/w illustrations
$ 19.95 | £ 14.99
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US September 26, 2010
UK July 26, 2010