No art lover should be without this book, and now that this new version is available you have no more excuses!
An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves to be owned by everyone, which is why we decided to shrink the original huge two-volume hardcover set down to a manageable size and price-for those of you with small coffee tables or smaller budgets. Now you'll find in one flexi-cover volume the world's best overview of 20th century art.
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 past 100 years.