The Art Book
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To quote an amusing and absurd part from the description, "Caro didn't transform his materials into something else". And we also feature conversations with leading lights from storied institutions like the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the National Gallery in London.
I've been in a horrible reading slump lately but somehow, I felt oddly motivated to get through this book cover to cover. I couldn't stay out of this at work--we kept going back, opening it up, arguing over whether the work chosen was the right one.
As stated in the introduction, this book is "an A to Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times. In fact, visuospatial reasoning underlies all thinking, as this selection of books about drawing from painter and scholar Andrea Kantrowitz shows us. And what does the history of art museums presage for their future as contested sites of cultural significance in the context of the pandemic's challenge to public gathering places?
Late twentieth century modern art was about to fulfil its destiny, which was to become nothing less than literature pure and simple".If you thought it was difficult to learn about the defining movements, The Art Book presents key information in a clear layout.