The Birth of Contemporary Art. 1946–1968

The Art of the 20th Century is a five-volume project that is distinguished by its innovative style and format. Each volume has narrative text and a full index arranged chronologically by artistic period. In this third volume in the series, the halfway mark of the twentieth century to what many would already describe as the contemporary period is examined. The book relates how artists reacted to the greatest tragedy of the 20th century and responded to the advent of the society of mass communication and consumption, to the moulding of the world in which we find ourselves ever more deeply immersed today. The collapse and rebirth of Europe, the years of the Cold War and the evolution leading to the upheavals of 1968 are fundamental themes of this third volume.

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Barnett Newman, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Richard Diebenkorn, Charles Eames, Hans Hartung, Mark Tobey, Hans Hofmann, Jasper Johns, Theódōros Stámos, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Paul Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, James Brooks, Louis Morris, Lee Krasner, Franz Kline, Sam Francis, Mark di Suvero, Jean Fautrier, Jean Bazaine, Henri Matisse, Roger Bissière, Alfred Manessier, Serge Poliakoff, Nicolas de Staël, Viera Da Silva, Andre Fougeron, Balthus, Wols, Camille Bryen, Alvar Aalto, Jean Prouvé, Verner Panton, Jean Dubuffet, Georges Mathieu, Henri Michaux, Karl Otto Götz, Antonio Saura, Germaine Richier, Lynn Chadwick, Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland, Richard Paul Lohse, Max Bill, Jean Dewasne, Giulio Turcato, Armando Pizzinato, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Antoni Tàpies, Derrick Greaves, John Randall Bratby, Richard Mortensen, Eduardo Chillida, Carla Accardi, Lucian Freud, Victor Vasarely, Henry Moore, Ennio Morlotti, Renato Guttuso, Barbara Hepworth, Bruno Munari, Toti Scialoja, Renato Birolli, Mattia Moreni, Galliano Mazzon, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Emilio Scanavino, Cy Twombly, Gastone Novelli, Alberto Burri, Gianni Bertini, Marino Marini, Pietro Consagra, Lucio Fontana, Roberto Crippa, Joe Colombo, Enrico Baj, Gianni Dova, Niele Toroni, Jim Dine, Jean Tinguely, Tom Wesselmann, Claes Oldenburg, Allen Jones, Getulio Alviani, Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Salvatore Scarpitta, Lucas Samaras, Martial Raysse, Eduardo Paolozzi, Valério Adami, Carl Andre, Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio, Atsuko Tanaka, Kazuo Shiraga, Brice Marden, Enrico Castellani, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, John Angus Chamberlain, Daniel Spoerri, Ed Ruscha, Peter Blake, Pol Bury, François Morellet, Gianni Colombo, Alberto Biasi, Donald Judd, Kenneth Noland, Piero Manzoni, Robert Ryman, Roman Opałka, Mimmo Rotella, Pino Pascali, Roy Lichtenstein, George Segal, Robert Indiana, Mario Schifano, Emilio Tadini, Yaakov Agam, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Agostino Bonalumi, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Richard William Hamilton, Mario Ceroli, Julio Le Parc, Jesús Rafael Soto, Grazia Varisco, Robert Morris, Dan Flavin, Arshile Gorky, Arman, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Clyfford Still, Ad Reinhardt, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Ray Kaiser Eames, David Roland Smith, Willem de Kooning

Place of publication

Milan

Publisher

Skira

Year

2008

Number of pages

448 pages

Language

English

ISBN

9788861301948

Open stacks or available on request

Open stacks

Illustrations

Yes

Bibliography

No

UDC code and author sign

709.042 Ter

Volumes

1

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