The latest, thoroughly revised edition of Phaidon's award-winning and globally-bestselling art survey, featuring works from more than 600 of the world's greatest artists
The Art Book is beloved throughout the world and has been translated into 20 languages, introducing millions of readers to great art and artists. Each of the more than 600 artists included, dating from medieval to modern times, is represented by a key work and an informative, explanatory text on the piece and its creator.
Breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Book is organised by artist name, throwing together brilliant examples from all periods, schools, visions, and techniques in a vibrant A-Z sequence to create an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich, multifaceted culture.
This latest revised and updated edition includes 40 works new to this book and includes many overlooked historical and cutting-edge contemporary artists, including: Berenice Abbott, Hilma af Klint, El Anatsui, Romare Bearden, Mark Bradford, Cao Fei, Cecily Brown, Judy Chicago, John Currin, Guerrilla Girls, Lee Krasner, Jacob Lawrence, Kerry James Marshall, Joan Mitchell, Zanele Muholi, Takashi Murakami, Louise Nevelson, Clara Peeters, Jenny Saville, Wolfgang Tillmans, and more.
About the Author
Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors. Phaidon Editors are grounded in both academic and professional expertise in a diverse range of subjects including art, architecture, cookery, and design. Working with a broad and diverse panel of contributors from around the world, Phaidon Editors have created many of Phaidon's classic publications, including 30,000 Years of Art, The Fashion Book, The Gardener's Garden, and the Atlas of Brutalist Architecture in addition to the award-winning The Art Book.