The 21st Century Art Book

The 21st Century Art Book
By The Editor Press Phaidon Edition
Phaidon Press
Retail Price $39.95
Amazon Price: $29.38

Book Description: 

The 21st‐Century Art Book is an A‐to‐Z guide of contemporary artists featuring established art‐world figures – Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall – alongside rising stars of the next generations. Global in scope, the book features work from 50 countries across a variety of mediums, from painting, drawing, and sculpture to digital art, video installation, and performance.Each of the 280 artists included has a dedicated page pairing a significant artwork from his or her oeuvre with lively and informative text. An international directory of major art events along with a helpful glossary round out the package, making this both a must‐have resource and a beautifully illustrated celebration of contemporary art.


This is a fantastic overview of 21st century art.  I am a newbie when it comes to understanding art. Contemporary art has become a favorite of mine and I wanted a good ‘overall’ book. This one delivers. It covers a wide range of topics and artwork, info on hundreds of painters, sculptors and photographers and a plethora of artwork photos.  This is a great book for those who, like me, who want a good starting place on the topic. I highly recommend this one!
~Reviewed by Rosie B.

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