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Art in Our Times: A Pictorial History, 1890-1980 Hardcover – February 1, 1981
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The author brings the distinctive aspects of each work into focus by means of visual juxtaposition. Contrasting works gives insight into differences in approach, purpose and form. No restrictive labels are affixed to styles. Artistic development is placed within its general cultural framework, not separated from political and intellectual concerns during the period in which the artists lived and made their art.
This book with 1,600 illustrations of which 300 plates are in full color is a comprehensive and inclusive visual record of the nine individual decades from l890 - l980. The emphasis is equally divided among the three specialties - decade by decade.
The text is so interestingly informative indicating formidable research and a high degree of selectivity and sensitivity in the use of the material. Each page adds immeasurably to ones knowledge and background.
This volume would provide comprehensive material for any teacher of art as well as unlimited possibilities for a student.
Highly recommended as most definitive and detailed and marvelously illustrated - really a pleasure to peruse. I love this book a lot.