Art & Today


The most comprehensive, well-articulated, and jargon-free survey of contemporary art of the last three decades, Art and Today is an invaluable reference written by an authoritative insider of the international contemporary art scene.


Eleanor Heartney


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Art & Today

Overview
  • The most comprehensive survey of contemporary art of the last three decades
  • Original thematic organization imposes a welcome order on the flux of contemporary art
  • Over four hundred of the most significant contemporary artists from around the world are represented: emerging, mid-career, and long established
  • Written by internationally renowned art critic and scholar
  • Lively, straightforward, and authoritative writing makes the volume a perfect introduction to contemporary art for students in the field as well as professionals and non-professionals alike
  • Follow up to Phaidon's immensely successful Art Today




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About the book

Targeting the same audience as Phaidon's highly successful and long-selling Art Today by Edward Lucie-Smith, Art & Today surveys contemporary art from 1980 to today, discussing over 450 of the most important artists of the last 25 years. Each of the 16 chapters in Art & Today tackles a major theme of contemporary art. This emphasis on broad, thematic relationships defies the narrow, now-tired classifications of medium, period, genre, or geographic region so often regurgitated in contemporary art surveys of this ilk. Instead, Art & Today posits fresh, thought-provoking juxtapositions of artists from different regions, periods and mediums. For instance, in the chapter "Art and the Body," one might find performance discussed alongside figurative painting, sculpture and photography alongside video, and North American artists alongside Asian artists. Internationally renowned art critic and scholar, Eleanor Heartney is respected for her clear language and pragmatic approach to contemporary art. Her straightforward, engaging descriptions and explanations will appeal to both experts and newcomers alike.



 

About the author(s)
Eleanor Heartney has been a contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress for over 10 years, reviewing the most significant international art shows, biennials and documentas around the world. Her recent publications include Postmodernism and Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads - Collected Essays of Eleanor Heartney.


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