Concepts of Modern Art

Concepts of Modern Art : From Fauvism to Postmodernism

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In a series of essays by some of the most internationally acclaimed writers on art, the extraordinary artistic challenges of the twentieth century are introduced and discussed with unparalleled lucidity, intelligence and factual accuracy. No other book on modern and contemporary art presents in as concise and authoritative a manner the ideas that underlie the diverse and radical developments of the last hundred years.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 22.86mm | 880g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Third edition, expanded and updated
  • 139 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0500202680
  • 9780500202685
  • 65,243

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No other book on modern and contemporary art presents in as authoritative and concise a manner the ideas that underlie the diverse and radical developments of the last hundred years. In this new edition, an important essay, "Postmodernism and the Art of Identity", not only brings the story of modern art right up to the present, but also introduces the unexpected development of returning to art the day-to-day meaning it may have lost, through engagement with issues raised in the representation of gender, sexuality, and AIDS. In other essays by some of the most internationally acclaimed writers on art, the extraordinary challenges of twentieth-century art are introduced and discussed with unparalleled lucidity, intelligence, and factual accuracy.
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Review quote

'Energetic, enthusiastic and filled with facts. The authors show their interest in the subjects and are willing to interpret them, writing simply and accessibly...a splendid vade mecum' - Marina Vaizey 'A key book for anyone interested in twentieth-century art' - Lynne Cooke
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About Nikos Stangos

Nikos Stangos was a commissioning editor and director at Penguin Books and Thames & Hudson for most of his professional life. He worked closely with many leading poets, art historians and artists of the day.
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