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.

Please note that only Asian artists are listed.
Alternative title

ARTODAY

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.LSE
Language

English

Publication date

1995

No of pages

512

ISBN / ISSN

9780714838885

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction
Pop and After
The Survival of Abstraction
Minimal and Conceptual
Neo-Dada, Art Povera and Installation
Neo-Expressionism
Realism in America
Post-Modernism and Neo-Clasicism
British Figurative Painting
New British Sculpture
New Art in New York
Out of New York
Latin America
Perestroika Art
The Far East
African and Afro-Caribbean Art
Racial Minorities
Feminist and Gay
Art Today
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