Art History Guide: Impressionism to the 21st Century
Art History Guide: Impressionism to the 21st Century

Art History Guide: Impressionism to the 21st Century

Lead Author(s): Joel Gailer

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This history of European Modernism highlights the primary artistic movements and key artists involved in the developments from Impressionism through to Abstraction, Pop Art and the present day proliferation of inter-disciplined and pluralist art practices. It would offer the under-graduate or Diploma level student a concise and linear description of Modernism to the present day.

Table of Contents

Chapter one: Impressionism, Symbolism and Cubism

Chapter two: Dada, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism

Chapter three: Pop art, Minimalism and Conceptual art

Chapter four: Pluralism, Postmodernism and Performance art 

Chapter five: Relational aesthetics, Social practice and Collaboration

Chapter six: Current perspectives