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By Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith

Previously the Dictionary of twentieth Century paintings, the textual content has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date for this significant re-creation. Over three hundred entries were extra and it now includes entries on images in glossy paintings in addition to the recent media resembling install and function that are this kind of an important part of the modern scene.

With emphasis on fresh paintings and artists, for instance Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has an extremely robust insurance of artwork from the Sixties onwards, which makes it excellent for modern paintings fans. extra analyzing is equipped at access point to aid these wishing to understand extra a few specific topic. furthermore, this variation positive factors suggested internet hyperlinks for plenty of entries, that are accessed and saved brand new through the Dictionary of contemporary and modern paintings spouse site.

The excellent significant other for the table, studio, bedside desk, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of contemporary and modern Art is an important A-Z reference paintings for artwork scholars, artists, and paintings fans.

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