The 20th century was a revolutionary period in art history. In the span of a few short years, modernism exploded into being, disrupting centuries of classical figurative tradition to create something entirely new. This astoundingly thorough survey of art’s modern era showcases all of the key artistic movements of the 20th century, from Fauvism to Pop Art, featuring illustrative examples of some of the most renowned works of the era along with illuminating companion essays by expert critics and art historians. A vivid window into the collective psyche of the modern world’s great artists, Art of the 20th Century is a must-have for any fan of contemporary art.
For many years, Dr Dorothea Eimert has been in charge of the Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren, Germany. After studying art history, musicology, archaeology and phonetics, she specialised in 20th-century art. She publishes extensively on many subjects such as Expressionism, Futurism, New Objectivity, Concrete Art, Paper art, and contemporary art.
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