Art in Time

Art in Time

A World History of Styles and Movements

Book - 2014
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Art in Time is the first book to embed art movements within the larger context of politics and history. Global in scope and featuring an innovative present‐to‐past arrangement, the book’s accessible text looks back on the most significant art styles and movements, from the present day to antiquity.

Pages of historical photographs, documents, newspaper headlines, and other ephemera evoke the times in which styles and movements arose. The book opens with The Information Age (Internet Art, Neo‐Expressionaism, Arte Povera) and closes with The Classical Age (Roman wall painting, Hellenistic Greek style), covering everything from Photorealism, Art Brut, Ukiyo‐e, and Byzantine style in between. An integrated timeline provides a linear thread throughout the book, while succinct, authoritative text illuminates key points.

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Approximately 150 art styles are presented in two-page spreads, with some larger movements occupying four pages to include more examples. For each entry a time line sets the context by highlighting both political and art-related events. A page of text identifies the artists most prominently identified with each style, as well as significant themes and characteristics. The facing page (or several pages) presents color reproductions of examples of the style or movement. Arrangement is chronological beginning with the new--21st and late-20th centuries--and ending with the Classical Age (third century AD to fifth century BC). A glossary is included. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London : Phaidon Press, c2014
ISBN: 9780714867373
Branch Call Number: 709 ART
Characteristics: 367 p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Melick, Tom


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