The Short Story of Modern Art: A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes and Techniques

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SKU:
9781786273697
Author:
Susie Hodge
Publisher:
Laurence King Publishing
Publication date:
2019-03-01
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
224
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The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works - from the realist painting of Courbet to a contemporary installation by Yayoi Kusama - and then links them to the most important movements, themes and techniques.

Accessible, concise and richly illustrated, the book reveals the connections between different periods, artists and styles, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of modern art.