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Modern Art (Art Essentials)

Amy Dempsey

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‘Brilliantly clear and concise … the ideal companion for anyone wishing to understand the key developments in western art over the last century and a half’ Caroline Douglas, Contemporary Art Society

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Overview

Amy Dempsey unravels the all-too-often daunting language of modern art by mapping the styles, schools and movements that help us understand modern and contemporary art, from Impressionism in the 19th century to Destination Art in the 21st. Using a practical and easy-to-navigate structure, Dempsey’s lucid writing and carefully selected artworks define sixty-eight essential groupings in western modern art. Each feature presents a succinct explanation, characteristic works and a relevant list of key artists, attributes, media and collections. A reference section provides an indispensable glossary of modern art terms and an index of artists.

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'The ideal companion for anyone wishing to understand the key developments in western art over the last century and a half'
Caroline Douglas, Contemporary Art Society

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Specifications

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 21.6 x 13.8 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Illustrations: 90

Publication date: 26 April 2018

ISBN: 9780500293225

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Rise of the Avant-Gardes 1860–1900 • 2. Modernisms for a Modern World 1900–18 • 3. Search for a New Order 1918–45 • 4. A New Disorder 1945–65 • 5. Beyond the Avant-Gardes 1965–today

About the Author

Amy Dempsey is an art historian who studied under Rosalind Krauss at Hunter College in New York and received her doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Dempsey has written for various London museums, including Tate, and is the author of Styles, Schools & Movements: The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art, Destination Art, and Modern Art in the Art Essentials series.