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Description - 50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know by Christiane Weidemann

Now available in a new edition, this survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art. From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and radical changes of the second half of the twentieth century. Presented chronologically, each artist is featured in one or two double page spreads that include brilliant reproductions of their most important works, a succinct text about their work and life, an insightful biography with key dates in their career, and informative background on major developments in the art world. As diverse and inspiring as the artists themselves, this book is a voyage of discovery into art's cutting edge. AUTHORS: Christiane Weidemann is the author of several books on art, including 50 Women Artists You Should Know and 50 Modern Artists You Should Know (both by Prestel). She lives in Berlin, Germany. Brad Finger is the author of numerous books on art, including 13 Modern Artists You Should Know and Jan Vermeer (both by Prestel). He lives in Chicago, USA. SELLING POINTS: Key Artists: 50 key contemporary artists and their most important work available in a beautifully produced, nicely priced and accessible introduction. Updated: Newly designed and updated edition of one of Prestel's bestselling titles. Introduction: An excellent introduction to contemporary art for the general reader - makes concise sense of the most important art being produced today. Illustrations: Full page full colour illustrations for each art work. 120 colour illustrations

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