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An illustrated 100-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard.

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The definitive book on 20th-century art and design. --Creative Review

A genuine landmark, presenting the story of 20th-century art with unparalleled immediacy. --Elle Decoration

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This authoritative, lively book, based on the BBC Time-Life television series, provides a comprehensive survey of the birth and development of modern art and an updated discussion of the European and American art movements in the 70s and 80s including minimalist and public art, 70s American painting, German Neo-Expressionism, art by women, and environmental art. "The Future that Was," the final chapter, is completely rewritten and updated. 75% of the 275 illustrations in the revised edition are in 4-color.

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