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Robert Atkins, an art historian and writer, is a frequent contributor to Art in America and a former staff columnist for the Village Voice. Atkins is an authority on digital art, queer art and culture, and Chinese contemporary art. He is a pioneering online media producer and a founding member of Visual AIDS, creators of Day With(out) Art and the Red Ribbon. His other books include ArtSpoke and Censoring Culture.

The leading lexicon of contemporary art returns in an expanded, full-colour third edition.

An indispensable guide for art-world neophytes and seasoned professionals alike, the best-selling ArtSpeak returns in a revised and expanded third edition, illustrated in full colour. Nearly 150 alphabetical entries, 30 of them new to this edition, explain the who, what, where, and when of post-war and contemporary art. These concise mini-essays on the key terms of the art world are written with wit and common sense by veteran critic Robert Atkins.

More than eighty images, most in colour, illustrate key works of the art movements discussed, making ArtSpeak a visual reference, as well as a textual one. A timeline traces world and art-world events from 1945 to the present day, and a single-page ArtChart provides a handy overview of the major art movements in that period.

Product Code 1037198
Author Robert Atkins
Dimensions 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
Format Paperback
GTIN 9780789211514
ISBN 9780789211514
Pages 240
Published Oct 2013
Publisher Abbeville Press
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