By Ian Chilvers,John Glaves-Smith

This designated and authoritative reference paintings comprises round 2,000 transparent and concise entries on all facets of contemporary and modern artwork. Its outstanding variety of phrases comprises pursuits, types, innovations, artists, critics, purchasers, faculties, and galleries. There are biographical entries for artists around the globe from the start of the 20 th century via to contemporary globalized artwork international, from conservatives and lecturers to the main arguable of the
avant-garde, from loved ones names to a bunch of lesser identified figures. There are symptoms of public collections and publicly sited works, and in-depth entries for key subject matters (for instance, Cubism, summary artwork, and Conceptual art): this dictionary is an engaging and thorough consultant for a person with an interest
in sleek and modern tradition, novice or professional.

Formerly the Dictionary of twentieth Century artwork, the textual content has been thoroughly revised and up to date for this significant new version. Over three hundred entries were additional and it now comprises entries on images in smooth paintings in addition to the recent media similar to install and function that are any such an important section of the modern scene. With emphasis on contemporary paintings and artists, for instance Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has a very robust assurance of paintings from the
1960s onwards, which makes it perfect for modern artwork fanatics. additional examining is equipped at access point to aid these wishing to understand extra a few specific topic. moreover, this variation positive factors prompt net hyperlinks for lots of entries, that are accessed and saved brand new through the Dictionary of
Modern and modern artwork spouse website.

The ideal better half for the table, studio, bedside desk, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of contemporary and modern paintings is a vital A-Z reference paintings for artwork scholars, artists, and artwork lovers.

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