Modern Art takes the reader through individual movements from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situating these within five broader chronological themes. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, Dempsey proceeds through the essentials of Modernism, the post-war New Disorder and beyond. The material is arranged with great care to lead the reader through over seventy essential topics of modern art in a practical and easy-to-navigate structure. Each boldly designed feature includes a clear definition of the theme, a list of key artists, features, media and collections, and expertly curated illustrations with explanatory captions. A reference section includes a useful glossary of modern art terms, an easy-to-navigate timeline and suggestions for further reading.
Series: Art Essentials
Number of Pages: 176
Publication Date: 26 Apr 2018
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 21.6(H) x 13.8(L)
Weight (gm): 410
'The ideal companion for anyone wishing to understand the key developments in western art over the last century and a half' - Caroline Douglas, Contemporary Art Society
Amy Dempsey is an art historian who studied under Rosalind Krauss at Hunter College in New York and received her doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Dempsey has written for various London museums, including Tate, and is the author of Styles, Schools & Movements: The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art, Destination Art, and Modern Art in the Art Essentials series.