This comprehensive guide to contemporary artists is the ideal starting point for learning about the cutting-edge of art today. Following the Second World War, painters, photographers, sculptors, and performance artists each faced their own issues, as boundaries of style were crossed, technology progressed, and attitudes to sexuality and race evolved. This colorful and informative book profiles 50 influential figures, arranged chronologically, with key works reproduced, biographical profiles, career landmarks, and broader commentary on pertinent developments in the art world. A timeline offers an encompassing view of the contemporary art scene, and each artist's place within it. An inspiring and enlightening exploration of modern art, this volume is a must-have for anyone curious about the art of now.
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