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Modern Art

Art Essentials Series

Art Essentials


Amy Dempsey (Author)

Logo markA Thames & Hudson book


A compact, introductory guide to modern art that explains styles, schools, and movements from Impressionism to the present day

The first in a new series of essential introductions to art, Modern Art guides the reader through individual movements from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situated within five broader chronological eras. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, art historian Amy Dempsey explains the essentials of Modernism, the postwar New Disorder, and beyond.

Carefully arranged material explores seventy essential topics of modern art in a practical and easy-to-navigate structure. Each boldly designed topic feature includes a clear definition; a list of key artists, attributes, media, and collections; and expertly curated illustrations with explanatory captions. A reference section includes a useful glossary of modern art terms. 

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-500-29322-5
  • 5.5 × 8.5 in / 176 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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