Modern Art (Art Essentials)

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Modern Art introduces us to one of the most dynamic and exciting periods of art, from Impressionism in the nineteenth century to Destination Art in the twenty-first.

Amy Dempsey unravels the all-too-often daunting language of modern art by mapping the styles, schools and movements that help us understand modern and contemporary art, from Impressionism in the 19th century to Destination Art in the 21st. Using a practical and easy-to-navigate structure, Dempsey’s lucid writing and carefully selected artworks define sixty-eight essential groupings in western modern art. Each feature presents a succinct explanation, characteristic works and a relevant list of key artists, attributes, media and collections. A reference section provides an indispensable glossary of modern art terms and an index of artists.


Small, smart, essential

For all those who enjoy art and want to find out more, Art Essentials are the perfect companions to give you all the background knowledge you need for your enjoyment and understanding, whether you're an avid gallery-goer, an armchair enthusiast or a curious observer.



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