A Dictionary of Twentieth-century Art

A Dictionary of Twentieth-century Art

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From Magritte and Picasso to Edward Hopper and Damien Hirst, this is the most useful reference work on twentieth-century art ever published in a single volume. Written by Ian Chilvers, the editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Art, it is both authoritative and accessible, with generous use of anecdote and clear explanations of many potentially confusing terms. Broad coverage of painting, sculpture, and graphic art. Entries on more than 1000 artists. Covers all the major movements and styles of the twentieth century, including Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Art Deco, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Body and Performance art, and Neo-Expressionism. Entries on art schools and galleries, exhibitions and prizes, terms and techniques. While concentrating on the great names, the dictionary is not confined to the mainstream of modern art, featuring many artists working in a more popular tradition, such as Vladimir Tretchikoff, the 'King of Kitsch', and interesting peripheral figures such as the forger Elmyr de Hory and the model Kiki of Montparnasse. Biographies also cover collectors, critics, dealers, and patrons.show more

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  • Paperback | 684 pages
  • 129.3 x 194.8 x 36.8mm | 502.62g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192800922
  • 9780192800923

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ENTRIES INCLUDE: ACTION PAINTING, CARL ANDRE, ANGRY PENGUINS, FRANCIS BACON, CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI, CONCRETE ART, CUBISM, DEGAS, DUCHAMP, JACOB EPSTEIN, LUCIAN FREUD, AUGUSTO GIACOMETTI, GUERRILLA GIRLS, BARBARA HEPWORTH, DAVID HOCKNEY, WASSILY KANDINSKY, KITSCH, PAUL KLEE, MAN RAY, MINIMAL ART, NY MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEO-EXPRESSIONISM, POMPIDOU CENTRE, PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR, BRIDGET RILEY, NORMAN ROCKWELL, AUGUSTE RODIN, BRIAN SEWELL, SURREALISM, TURNER PRIZE,VIDEO ART, ANDY WARHOLshow more

About Ian Chilvers

Ian Chilvers is a freelance writer and editor. He also edited The Oxford Dictionary of Art. He lives in London.show more

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A triumph of scholarship and style Art Quarterlyshow more

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