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...isms : Understanding Modern Art New Edition - Sam Phillips


Understanding Modern Art New Edition

Paperback Published: 1st October 2018
ISBN: 9781912217205
Number Of Pages: 168

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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.

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.

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

About the Author

Sam Phillips is editor of the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, is the author of The Art Guide: London and has contributed to publications including Time Out, i-D Magazine and The World of Interiors.

Industry Reviews

This publication is well-suited for the art enthusiast and would make an ideal travel companion for gallery or museum visits. Its strenth lies in its ability to illustrate the connections between various movements. -- Amelia Nelson, Public Services Librarian, Spencer Art Reference Library * ARLIS North America *

How to Use This Book

The Birth of Modern Art
Early 20th Century
Mid 20th Century
Late 20th Century
21st Century Art

Glossary of Artists
Glossary of Useful Terms
Chronology of Isms
List of Museums to Visit


Plus 4 new chapters: Archive Art, Neo-Formalism, Post-Internet Art and Virtual Reality

ISBN: 9781912217205
ISBN-10: 1912217201
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st October 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 14.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41

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