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  • Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

    This accompanying publication examines how processes of commemoration and mourning were represented through the visual arts in Britain, Germany and France. Illustrations will range from artworks specifically commissioned as memorials of war – such as commemorative painting cycles and memorial sculpture – to those associated with formal and intellectual developments such as Dada and Surrealism, which created new visual forms to process experiences and memories of the conflict. Authors will also examine how memories of war influenced the art of the inter-war years and look at the social impact of the First World War through the interaction between artists, politics and city spaces.

  • Art Nouveau


    This fresh TASCHEN edition considers Art Nouveau as a broad historical phenomenon with distinct local features.

  • Pre-Raphaelite: Painting and Techniques


    A book examining the Pre-Raphaelite Painting techniques and innovations that produced a revolution in Art.

  • Stars of the North: Revisiting Sculpture from Limpopo

  • Movements in Modern Art: Abstract Expressionism


    Although influenced to some extent by Surrealism and European abstract painting, Abstract Expressionism was hailed by critics as the first truly American avant-garde movement. It took post-war America by storm and its impact was swiftly felt

  • Movements in Modern Art: Arte Povera


    ‘Robert Lumley’s new text on Arte Povera provides a much needed guide … His elegantly lucid text cuts through thickets of misinformation and hyperbole to present a history that is remarkably cogent, illustrating Arte Povera’s centrality to world art and continuing importance to the art of today.’ Richard Flood, Chief Curator, Walker Art Center.

  • Movements in Modern Art: Cubism


    Cubism, perhaps the seminal movement for the arts of the twentieth century, was also one of the most complex. Divided between the annual public exhibition and the emerging network of private galleries, between French and immigrant artists, it was

  • Movements in Modern Art: Expressionism


    The term `Expressionist’ was initially applied to French modern painting displayed in a Berlin Secession exhibition of 1911. By the time of the First World War; the broader concept of `Expressionism’ permeated German metropolitan culture at many levels. Though lacking stylistic cohesion, the movement was united by a rejection of Impressionism and a search for an inner, essential reality behind the external world of appearances.

  • Movements in Modern Art: Futurism


    Futurism, the brainchild in 1909 of Italian writer and cultural impresario F.T. Marinetti, was the defining avant-garde art movement of the early twentieth century. Inspired by the cities, technology, speed and latent violence of the world around them, as well as by the ideas of thinkers such as Bergson and Nietzsche, the Futurists created an

  • Movements in Modern art: Minimalism


    In this thought-provoking publication David Batchelor looks at the varied types of criticism and interpretation to which Minimalism has been subjected over the years. It ends by discussing how Minimalism, which has had a huge influence on subsequent art, continues to inform the work of contemporary artists.

  • Movements in Modern Art: Pop Art


    This study follows the development of Pop, from its roots in the irreverence of Dada and Surrealism, to its rise in popularity as an art form that celebrated the glamour and hedonism of the newly commercialized Western world, while acknowledging its superficiality and transience.

  • Movements in Modern Art: Post-Impressionism


    Hard on the heels of the Impressionists came artists with a different agenda. Dissatisfied with the essentially short-term effects Impressionism had mastered, they strove in their different ways for an art of a more permanent, structured and expressive kind. By

  • Movements in Modern Art: Realism


    Realist art of the twentieth century is striking for its diversity. It has no shared style or manifesto of intention. Yet a common thread in realist art is a commitment to the modern world and to things as they are. This book examines realism in Europe and America, beginning with its roots in the ideas of Gustave Courbet in nineteenth-century France.

  • Movements in Modern Art: Surrealism


    Surrealism was one of the most interesting and influential art movements of the twentieth century. A collective adventure begun by a small group of intellectuals in Paris in the early 1920s, amongst them Max Ernst, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, its influence was felt through the rest of continental Europe and in Britain, the United States, Mexico and Japan.

  • Sale!



    Around 1800, philosophers, writers, and artists revolted against rationalism, spreading a new “romantic” vision—one that believed in the goodness of humanity, the divine spirit of nature, and that saw the artist as an individual creator. This comprehensive introduction gathers an essay situating the genre across different regions, crisp reproductions, and detailed interpretations of 31 crucial pieces. For more information…

  • Styles, Schools and Movements


    A new and expanded edition of the internationally bestselling guide to modern and contemporary art. Modern art has come to be defined by its styles, schools and movements. The more than three hundred collected here provide an indispensable introduction to the major developments in Western painting, sculpture, architecture and design during one of the most…