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By Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith

ISBN-10: 0191578975

ISBN-13: 9780191578977

Previously the Dictionary of twentieth Century artwork, the textual content has been thoroughly revised and up to date for this significant re-creation. Over three hundred entries were extra and it now includes entries on images in smooth artwork in addition to the recent media akin to set up and function that are any such an important section of the modern scene.

With emphasis on contemporary paintings and artists, for instance Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has an extremely powerful insurance of paintings from the Sixties onwards, which makes it perfect for modern artwork fanatics. extra examining is supplied at access point to help these wishing to grasp extra a few specific topic. furthermore, this version positive aspects suggested net hyperlinks for lots of entries, that are accessed and saved brand new through the Dictionary of contemporary and modern paintings significant other site.

The excellent spouse for the table, studio, bedside desk, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of recent and modern Art is a necessary A-Z reference paintings for paintings scholars, artists, and artwork fanatics.

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