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CHARACTERS í RANDARENEWABLES.CO.UK ↠ Phaidon Press Full page colour plate of a definitive work and an incisive text which sheds light on both image and creat. Short review I love all of the Phaidon Art books and music books The art books are just a wonderful collection from widely different sources and the books themselves are laid out beautifully They are of course introductions to a spectrum of the artworld time period artist specific genre etc but a wonderful starting point for anyone curious in general or interested in finding a direction to explore further

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CHARACTERS ì The 20th Century Art Book Ï Covering the international nature of the modern art scene this title encompasses established iconic works of art and the classics of the future It presents 500 artists in an alphabetical order each represented by a full page colour plate of a definitive work and an incisive text which sheds light on bo Covering the international nature of the modern art scene this title encompasses established iconic works o. Well it's a 20th Century art book anywayI read The 20th Century Art Book straight through from Acconci to Zorio which is perhaps not the best and certainly not the only way to use this brilliantly conceived reference work even though I personally enjoyed going through this book page by page encountering old favorites and artists new to me in a seuence which owed nothing to schools or regions or influences On eual termsPrecisely eual terms in fact Each of the artists considered—and there are 500 of them unified only by having done their most prominent work during the century in uestion—is given exactly one page to shine Fascinating as the format is it's also very restrictive and does not do service to larger works to three dimensional pieces or to kinetic and video art Also for some of the prolific and versatile artists the need to pick only a single piece leads to some oddly unrepresentative examplesHowever the format also privileges no gender no race no level of celebrity or political affiliation My friend Kim noticed right away though it took me awhile to tumble to the same realization that this is a profoundly democratic presentation Pablo Picasso faces the New Yorker Adrian Piper The page right after Brazilian sculptor Hélio Oiticica displays Georgia O'Keeffe The urban street poetry of Jenny Holzer one of my personal favorites gets juxtaposed with the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann Only the tyranny of alphabetical order holds swayThat and a certain cultural myopia The book is British and there is a definite possibly unavoidable bias towards artists from England or English speaking countries or at least countries somewhere near England There must have been many artists working during those long hundred years from Africa India and China for example but they go almost entirely unrepresented hereSo The 20th Century Art Book must be understood as an overview—very broad but by no means all inclusive and nowhere is it very deepIt is a product of the 20th Century itself as well with a copyright date of 1996 but with updates in this edition up through 2007 or so mostly in dates of death The same book created with the perspective of 100 years from now might contain very different choicesThe 20th Century Art Book should not be your sole or even primary reference for the artists of its chosen period But despite its flaws I found it to be an impressively broad survey a beautiful artifact and a solid springboard for further research

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The 20th Century Art BookF art and the classics of the future It presents 500 artists in an alphabetical order each represented by a. Amazing resource for my art degree