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Art of the 20th Century

by Karl Ruhrberg, Manfred Schneckenburger, Christiane Fricke, K Honnef and Ingo F Walther

Page Extent:840 pages
Book Size:28.6 x 22.0 x 5.2 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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The century that changed art forever The quintessential roundup of art from 1900- 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 encyclopaedic masterwork 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. An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves to be owned by everyone.

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