Catalogue


--Isms : understanding modern art /
Sam Phillips.
imprint
New York : Universe, 2013.
description
157 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0789324687, 9780789324689
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imprint
New York : Universe, 2013.
isbn
0789324687
9780789324689
contents note
The birth of modern art -- Early 20th century -- Mid 20th century -- Late 20th century -- 21st century.
general note
"An Iqon book".
abstract
This is a handy guide to the art 'isms' of the modern day. From Impressionism and the birth of modern art to street art and Internationalism of the 21st century, it 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.
catalogue key
8893460
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"...is [also] like an introduction to a foreign country -- with its own history, periods, and culture. Like a tour guide pointing out the highlights of a previously unknown city, Phillips takes us through the major and minor movements in art, contextualizing them into a history that runs from the early 19th century to today." ~ Huffington Post
"How do you really fit the nuanced meanings of any artwork into the categories of Impressionism, Cubism or Futurism? Rizzoli's new book, "...Isms: Understanding Modern Art" by Sam Phillips attempts to do just that." "...is also like an introduction to a foreign country -- with its own history, periods, and culture. Like a tour guide pointing out the highlights of a previously unknown city, Phillips takes us through the major and minor movements in art, contextualizing them a history that runs from the early 19th century to today." ~ Huffington Post
"...is like an introduction to a foreign country -- with its own history, periods, and culture. Like a tour guide pointing out the highlights of a previously unknown city, Phillips takes us through the major and minor movements in art, contextualizing them into a history that runs from the early 19th century to today." ~ Huffington Post "Packed with graphically accessible information this book introduces important movements in modern art in a concise and accessible format. It also creates a context for understanding the relationships between key trends in modern art. This publication is well-suited for the art enthusiast and would make an ideal travel companion for gallery or museum visits." ~Arl es Na
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