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on 23 February 2011
This massive volume has for ambition to cover in a single survey the entire artistic creativity that has developed in the Western world since 1900. This is a task the book fulfills rather convincingly considering the complexity and diversity of the material under scrutiny.

The organization of the content is overall chronological, although there are also crossways to browse the books in a different mode than just with following the chronological development.

The book offers a valuable balance between facts and analytical moments which enable the reader to make sense of the factual data.

This should be a book of interest to both amateurs and connoisseurs alike. Both a great study and coffee table book with abundant illustrations throughout.
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on 12 December 2005
An encyclopedia of 20th century art, well presented with good reproductions. Arranged chronologically with chapters covering 10 year spans which are sub- divided to include
major events or movements within the decade. Gently touches on inter-disciplinary comparisons. Ideal for the keen enthusiast in need of background.
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on 19 November 2011
This book is a great reference book on modern and contemporary art. Written by key art critics and historians (some of them probably the most influential of 60s on), it provides the basics for a research in art (extensive bibliography) and an enjoyable reading.
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on 6 June 2010
The information included in this book is well organized historically,explained fully in details and also there are nice selection of pictures. One of my favorite art books.
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on 5 February 2009
One of the best book to help you to write essays about art in general, not just photography.

It's a must for students.
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on 6 November 2010
Arrived in perfect condition, and on time. Couldnt be more pleased. A reasonable price too.
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on 28 August 2009
One of a number of art text books I bought from Amazon, which were all competitively priced and bought/delivered with ease
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