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"A lively, entertaining examination of the ways that art-making has been re-shaped down the centuries," Michael Glover, 'Books of the Year 2012', The Independent


"One to buy for your roommate, live-in, or spouse, and then read yourself! Even if he or she is already an arty know-it-all, Michael Bird's 100 Ideas That Changed Art will come in handy. ... Ever succinct, Bird gets to the heart of each idea and includes visual aids (check out those for "body as surface" before you gift-wrap)." Elissa Schappell, 'Best Books of the Year', Vanity Fair

"...a succinct account of the most influential developments in the history of art." - Maria Popova, Brainpickings

"Michael Bird has written a book that caters to every sort of art lover, from novice art historian to seasoned museum-goer...100 Ideas That Changed Art is a must-read for any art enthusiast." - The MIT Tech

About the Author

Michael Bird is a writer and art historian. His books on modern British art and artists include Sandra Blow (2005), The St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time (2008), and Bryan Wynter (2010). He has published many essays and articles on modern and contemporary art and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio. He is a visiting lecturer at University College Falmouth.
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Product Details

  • Series: 100 Ideas
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing (October 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856697959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697958
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Bird is an author and art historian. He was born in London and educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School and Merton College, Oxford. He has published many books and articles about modern art, including 'The St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time' (2008) and several monographs. His books set artists' lives and work in the social and cultural landscape of their times: 'art history, like biography or fiction, should be able to draw the reader into a vivid sense of why things happened as they did.' His '100 Ideas that Changed Art' was a Best Books of 2012 choice by several reviewers in the USA and UK and has been translated into seven languages.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JFMP on February 1, 2013
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Beautifully laid out, the book throws out a number of ideas, some directly related to art others not, that contributed to the development of plastic arts. Fascinating for those who love art, but have not studied it formally.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Allison L. Cusato on May 11, 2013
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I purchased this for my high school art classroom not realizing that it contains a section on erotic art. Woops. It's a nice book for a home library as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sara on March 26, 2014
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I bought this, along with a few of the other "100 ideas" books, to keep on my tables to spurs of inspiration and to entertain any guests I have. This is a friend favorite.
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If I had young children, I would buy this book, leave it on the shelf for them to discover. I'd say as young as 9 or 10, right through HS. First they will look, then read. The scope of the images in the book is global and semi-linear; the reader/viewer travels in time and geographically. If you can tear the cell phone out of your child's hands long enough to get their attention, it's good book to share, opening so many subjects for exploration. Time well spent.
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