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Modern Art

Impressionism to Post-Modernism

David Britt

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'A triumph … very punchy … recommended as a sane introduction to an often insane world' Arts Review


With over 400 colour illustrations, this authoritative introduction covers every major development in the visual arts from Impressionism to Post-Modernism.

Anyone seeking a gallery of the masterpieces of 20th-century art, together with deft overviews of the period, will find no better single volume.

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'A marvellous sampler of glorious paintings, matched by a vivid text - wonderful value in every sense'
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'Ambitious and quite an achievement … every Ism is here, intelligibly and succinctly summarized'
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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 25.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 416 pp

Publication date: 3 September 2007

ISBN: 9780500238417

Contents List

Preface by David Britt • Impressionism by Bernard Denvir • Symbolism and Art Nouveau by Alastair Mackintosh • Fauvism and Expressionism by Bernard Denvir • Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism by J. M. Nash • Dada and Surrealism by Dawn Ades • Abstract Expressionism by Anthony Everitt • Pop by Simon Wilson • Pluralism since 1960 by Marco Livingstone

About the Author

David Britt was a distinguished writer on art.

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David Britt