The cover is made up of small versions of a variety of images in different styles. The title is across the centre in white and yellow. ‘isms’ is in the bottom right corner in white.

Isms: Understanding Modern Art

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From Impressionism and the birth of modern art, to street art and Internationalism of the 21st century, this book gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped modern art history. For each ism, there is a clear definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key artists, key words, and key works from the movement, as well as references to other isms that the reader might be interested in.

This book is a must for anyone with an interest in modern art - whether occasional visitors to galleries, students of art or more knowledgeable art connoisseurs.

This edition of Isms: Understanding Modern Art now includes four brand new chapters covering Archive Art, Neo-Formalism, Post-Internet Art and Virtual Reality.


Author: Sam Philips

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217205