The perfect guide to the most important ideas and concepts that underpin Western art: Romanesque; Byzantine; International Gothic; Early Renaissance; High Renaissance; Northern Renaissance; Mannerism; Baroque; Caravaggism; Dutch Golden Age; Rococo; Neoclassicism; Romanticism; Academic Art; Orientalism; Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Realism; Impressionism; Symbolism; Post-Impressionism; Neo-Impressionism; Synthetism/Primitivism/Les Nabis; Fauvism; Expressionism; Art Nouveau and Secessionism; Cubism; Orphism; Futurism; Dadaism; Surrealism; Magic(al) Realism; Suprematism; Constructivism; Bauhaus; South American Muralism; Neo-plasticism; New Objectivity; American Scene Painting; Socialist Realism; Abstract Expressionism; Colour Field; Minimalism; Pop Art; Op Art; Conceptual Art; Performance Art including Fluxus; Installation Art; Land and Environmental Art; Hyperrealism; Pluralism.
Susie Hodge has an MA in the History of Art by Research from Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of over 50 books, including studies of Impressionism, Victorian art, Picasso and Monet and is currently writing books on modern art and ancient Egyptian art. Throughout the year she runs workshops and seminars and teaches part-time. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Introduction. THE ANCIENTS TO POST-RENAISSANCE: Prehistoric art; Ancient Egyptian art; Classical Greek art; Buddhist art; Byzantine art; Gothic art; Early Renaissance; High Renaissance; Mannerism. THE SPREAD OF NEW LEARNING: Baroque; Dutch Golden Age; Rococo; Neoclassicism; Romanticism; Academic art; Ukiyo-e. THE EMERGENCE OF MODERNISM: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Realism; Impressionism; Symbolism and Aestheticism; Post-Impressionism; Neo-Impressionism; Art Nouveau and Secessionism; Fauvism; Expressionism; Cubism; Futurism; Shin Hanga. CHALLENGE AND CHANGE: Dada; Suprematism; Constructivism; Neo-plasticism; Bauhaus; Metaphysical painting; Harlem Renaissance; Mexican Muralism; New Objectivity; Surrealism; Social Realism; Abstract Expressionism; Colour Field painting. NEW DIRECTIONS: Pop art; Op art; Minimalism; Conceptualism; Performance art; Land art; Neo-Expressionism: Hyperrealism; New media. Glossary. Index.