The 20th Century Art Book

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Covering the truly international nature of the modern art scene, The 20th Century Art Book encompasses established and iconic works of art and the classics of the future. 500 artists are juxtaposed in alphabetical order, each represented by a full-page color plate of a definitive work accompanied by an incisive text that sheds light on both image and creator.

This book is above all perfectly easy to use. There are cross-references help the reader make connections between artists, a jargon-free glossary of artistic terms and movements, and an international directory of museums and galleries lists the works on view to the public. Ideal for those approaching the subject for the first time, it is a fun and inviting look at the ever-expanding boundaries of art.

  • Paperback
  • 520 pages
  • 5" x 1 1/5" x 6 1/2"
  • Phaidon Press, 1999
  • ISBN-10: 0714838500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714838502
Editorial Reviews

"This superbly illustrated, alphabetically arranged celebration of 500 modern artists is a model of its kind."–The Times

"As coffee table art books go, this is king ... It will certainly become a standard reference book..."–The Herald

"It's a must for every bookshop in the country - but the price and format make it even more irresistible."–Bookseller

"The luck of the draw keeps its fascination throughout."–New York Times

"The price tag of this extensive, thick volume represents a real bargain in the art world..."–Midwest Book Review

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