50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

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50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know, a survey of great contemporary artists, is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today.

Artists working after World War II faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront. From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and radical changes of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Presented chronologically, each artist is featured in 2 or 4-page spreads that include brilliant reproductions of their most important works, an illuminating biography, key dates in their career, and informative background on major developments in the art world. Throughout the volume a timeline places each artist within the context of contemporary art. As diverse and inspiring as the artists themselves, this book is a voyage of discovery into art’s cutting edge.

Product Code 1032465
ISBN 9783791345307
author Christine Weidemann
B&W illustrations 30
colour illustrations 150
format Paperback
GTIN 9783791345307
pages 160
published Mar 2011
publisher Prestel
series You Should Know
Dimensions 19.4 X 24.2 X 1.8 cm
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