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Art of the 20th Century

Hardcover, 8.2 x 10.8 in., 6.75 lb, 840 pages
US$ 50
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Explore the turbulent times and revolutionary ideas of 20th-century art. From Surrealism to Land Art, Fluxus to Bauhaus, this readable and comprehensive survey is your be-all, end-all guide to the people and works that redefined ‘art’ as we knew it, from 1900 to 2000. Ranging across the full spectrum of disciplines, including photography and new media, this encyclopedic masterwork does just what it says on the cover.

When Art Changed Forever

The quintessential roundup of works, movements, and practitioners from 1900 to 2000

Who could possibly have forecast on New Year’s Eve 1899 that, one hundred years later, painting and sculpture would be only options, not prerequisites? The term “art” has been defined and redefined so many times over the last 100 years that it has gained entirely new social, political, and technological meanings.

Ranging across the full spectrum of disciplines available, including photography and new media, and thematically chaptered to highlight relationships between works and movements, this readable and encyclopedic survey does just what it says on the cover. Whether you want Surrealism or Land Art, Fluxus or Bauhaus, this is your be-all, end-all guide to art of the 20th century.
The editor

Ingo F. Walther (1940–2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther’s many titles for TASCHEN include Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Art of the 20th Century, and Codices illustres.

Art of the 20th Century
Hardcover, 8.2 x 10.8 in., 6.75 lb, 840 pages
Art of the 20th Century
Art of the 20th Century
US$ 50
Art of the 20th Century
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