The book by Edward Lucie-Smith maps the plurality of the contemporary art world from the 1960s and examines many new art forms, such as land, installation, light, that surfaced during the said period. He also surveys art outside of the Euro-American art-historical hierarchy.
'This book is a survey of the richest, most controversial and perhaps most thoroughly confusing epoch in the whole history of the visual arts - the period from 1960 to the present.
'Art Today provides a map of an unstable world. The author charts the progress of contemporary developments and points out their sources and interrelationships, many of them surprising. The work of over 500 outstanding contemporary artists is analysed and illustrated in colour.' - extracted from book flap.
Includes featured artists' biographies, a chronology, a bibliography and an index.