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Painting Today

byTony Godfrey

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Photo‐realism, abstraction, portraiture, installation painting, neo‐expressionism and the Leipzig School are just some of the areas of this thriving medium explored in Painting Today . This comprehensive survey of contemporary painting presents the broad range of styles, materials and methods that comprise the artform, extending the tradition of Phaidon’s trail–blazing Art Today . Since the proclaimed "death of painting" in 1968, artists around the globe have nevertheless continued to expand its imagery, techniques and meanings, and in over 500 illustrations this book presents the work of both famous and emergent painters active around the world. Tony Godfrey presents a lively and authoritative view of the vast range of possibilities that painting today encompasses.

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Tony Godfrey is Director of Research at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He has worked at Sotheby’s Institute since 1989, and since 2006 he has also been a Professor of Fine Art at Plymouth University. He has published regularly on contemporary art, publishing a book on painting, The New Image: Painting in the Eighties in 1986, a book on dr...
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Title:Painting TodayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 11.5 × 9.88 × 1.62 inPublished:October 22, 2014Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0714868566

ISBN - 13:9780714868561

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" "Eye‐bogglingly global view of the medium in all styles." – The New York Times "Impeccably curated and exhaustively annotated. Powerful and eye‐dazzling." – National Public Radio " Painting Today entertainingly explores how contemporary styles have evolved." – The Times "An impressive sweep through the evolution of current styles. Sixteen clear, well‐argued thematic chapters." – Metro "Tony Godfrey has assembled a colorful array of artists and distilled them into chapters ... like wandering a vast modern art gallery ... inspiring." – Artists and Illustrators "Erudite and wide‐ranging analysis. An excellent introduction to the contemporary corpus." – Modern Painters "