This is a handy guide to the art 'isms' of the modern day. From Impressionism and the birth of modern art to street art and Internationalism of the 21st century, it gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped modern art history. For each ism, there is a clear definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key artists, key words, and key works from the movement, as well as references to other isms that the reader might be interested in.
This book is a must for anyone with an interest in modern art - whether occasional visitors to galleries, students of art or more knowledgeable art connoisseurs.
A new edition of the original bestselling title, Isms: Understanding Modern Art now includes four brand new chapters covering Archive Art, Neo-Formalism, Post-Internet Art and Virtual Reality.
Sam Phillips is editor of the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, is the author of The Art Guide: London and has contributed to publications including Time Out, i-D Magazine and The World of Interiors.
Introduction How to Use This Book The Birth of Modern Art Early 20th Century Mid 20th Century Late 20th Century 21st Century Art Glossary of Artists Glossary of Useful Terms Chronology of Isms List of Museums to Visit Credits Index Plus 4 new chapters: Archive Art, Neo-Formalism, Post-Internet Art and Virtual Reality