50 art movements you should know : from Impressionism to Performance Art
Ormiston, Rosalind.

50 art movements you should know : from Impressionism to Performance Art

Ormiston, Rosalind.


Personal Author
Ormiston, Rosalind.

Publication Information
Munich, Germany : Prestel, [2014]

Physical Description
139 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm.

The latest volume in this beautifully produced and affordable series introduces readers to the major developments in the history of modern art--from Realism to the New Leipzig School. The story of modern art begins with a revolution--when the realists started rejecting romanticism in favor of depicting life as it really was. Since that movement began in the mid- 19th century, painters have been rebelling, rethinking, deconstructing, and challenging notions of what art is. Filled with stunning reproductions of some of the world's greatest masterpieces, this reference book offers a chronological journey through artistic revolutions. Each movement is presented in a series of informative presentations--a concise definition and description; full-page and smaller detailed color illustrations; and in-depth profiles of the artists crucial to the style's development. Covering a wide range of movements both familiar and obscure, this accessible and informative volume is a perfect introduction for readers interested in art's constantly evolving story.

Subject Term
Art - -- History.
Impressionism (Art)
Art, Modern.
Art movements.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
CarlingfordBook709 ORMICarlingfordAdult Non-fiction