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100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

Kelly Grovier


Dares to predict the 100 most significant works of art made since the 1990s – providing a clear and intelligent map through the landscape of contemporary art

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Just as Picasso’s 'Guernica' or Géricault’s 'Raft of the Medusa' survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. But which ones? This bold and engaging book, written by one of the freshest and most exciting voices in cultural criticism, predicts which artists and artworks from the past two decades will come to define our age through their power to question, provoke and inspire.

100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age is essential and enjoyable reading for all those working with and studying contemporary culture, as well as for the general art-lover keen to find a clear path through the maze of global contemporary art.

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'One of the most exciting new art critics ... Thumbing through this book is like looking at a who’s who of the art world. Every page is turned with a bang'

'A marvellous combination of aesthetic sensibility, poetic imagery, and charming wit … a major addition to the literature of art criticism and philosophy'
Library Journal

'Audacious … a great introduction for anyone keen to get to grips with the headline-grabbers of the past two decades'
Time Out

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 27.0 x 22.5 cm

Extent: 320 pp

Publication date: 25 January 2016

ISBN: 9780500292204

About the Author

Kelly Grovier is a poet and cultural critic. He is a columnist and feature writer for BBC Culture and his writings on art have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The RA Magazine, and Wired. Educated at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at the University of Oxford, he is co-founder of the international scholarly journal European Romantic Review and author of 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age (2013) and Art Since 1989 (2015), both published by Thames & Hudson. He was voted one of Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2018.

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