The first in a new series of essential introductions to art, Modern Art guides the reader through individual movements from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situated within five broader chronological eras. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, art historian Amy Dempsey explains the essentials of Modernism, the postwar New Disorder, and beyond.
Carefully arranged material explores seventy essential topics of modern art in a practical and easy-to-navigate structure. Each boldly designed topic feature includes a clear definition; a list of key artists, attributes, media, and collections; and expertly curated illustrations with explanatory captions. A reference section includes a useful glossary of modern art terms, and an accessible timeline.
Amy Dempsey is an art historian who studied at Hunter College, New York, and received her doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Dempsey is the author of Destination Art and Styles, Schools & Movements: The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art, as well as Modern Art in the Art Essentials series.