100 Works of Art that Will Define Our Age

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Thames & Hudson, 2013 - Art - 320 pages
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Just as Picasso s Guernica or Gericault s Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. Kelly Grovier curates a compelling list of one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, performances, and video pieces that have made the greatest impact from 1989 to the present. The global cast includes Marina Abramovi, Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, Cristina Iglesias, On Kawara, Jeff Koons, Ernesto Neto, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Kara Walker, and Ai Weiwei. Many of the pieces reflect the cultural upheavals of recent times, from the collapse of the Berlin Wall to the blossoming of the Arab Spring. A daring yet convincing analysis of which artworks best capture the zeitgeist of our time, Grovier s list also provides a much-needed map through the landscape of contemporary art. Illustrations of key works are supplemented by comparative images, and short texts offer a biography of each artwork, tracing its inception and impact, and offering a view not only into the imagination of the artist but into the age in which we live."

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Review: 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

User Review  - Cindy - Goodreads

I've only looked at the first 10 works, but already have learned so many fascinating and quirky things I've decided to buy it. I want to savor it then pass it along to Alana. This is a book that MUST be read. The pictures alone only give about 10% of the story. Read full review

Review: 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

User Review  - Goodreads

I've only looked at the first 10 works, but already have learned so many fascinating and quirky things I've decided to buy it. I want to savor it then pass it along to Alana. This is a book that MUST be read. The pictures alone only give about 10% of the story. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Kelly Groviernbsp;is a poet, historian, and cultural critic. He contributes regularly on art to thenbsp;Times Literary Supplement, and his writing has appeared in thenbsp;Observer, thenbsp;Sunday Times, and Wired. He is the cofounder of the international scholarly journalnbsp;European Romantic Review and the athor ofnbsp;100 Works of Art that Will Define Our Age.

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