Introduction to Modern Art by Rosie Dickins

Introduction to Modern Art

Written by Rosie Dickins

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This book details the main features of Modern Art from the 1870's to the present day. Stunning illustrations as well as excellent explanations as to how different types of art developed and how they related to the events going on in the world at the time.
Each section of the book covers a major period of art history and there are many important works that are looked at in depth. There are excellent links to selected websites and a super useful section containing short biographies on the artists contained in the book.
An exciting and beautifully presented book, it is a real pleasure for anyone who wants to explore and find a greater understanding of the far ranging world of modern art.

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Explains the development of modern art in a simple, straightforward way, with over 100 illustrations of major art works. Covers all the key movements in modern art, from the avant-garde of the 19th century to contemporary art in the 21st century.


Introduction to Modern Art by Rosie Dickins


'An excellent book for all ages; for anyone who has a general interest in modern art and who wants an approachable and not too technical introduction to the subject' - Rosie Dickins; 'If your budding young artists have ever asked what modern art is all about, this brilliant, illustrated book will answer all their questions' - Lancashire Evening Post; 'The book is sumptuously illustrated and examines some of the most famous works, the processes involved in producing them, and the astonishing artists who truly broke the mould with their paintings, sculptures and installations. One we've gone back to again and again!' - Read it Daddy; 'Explains the development of modern art in a simple, straightforward way, with over 100 illustrations of major art works' - Lovereading4kids'

About the Author

Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved writing her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She is the author of over forty fiction and non-fiction children's books, including award-winning art books.

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96 pages


Rosie Dickins
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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2014




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