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Art of the Twentieth Century

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  5 reviews
An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves our attention before we even open one of its stunningly illustrated and argued twin volumes. For what Ingo Walther and his international team have done is to make sense of this most explosive of artistic centuries. Who could possibly have forecast on New Year's Eve 1899 that, one hundred years later, painting and s ...more
Hardcover, 840 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Taschen (first published 1998)
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Fran
Feb 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
excellent introduction to the 20th

Art of the 20th Century
Walther, Ingo F. (Editor)
Ruhrberg, K., Schneckenburger, M. / Fricke, C., Honnef, K.
Softcover, 2 vol. in a slipcase, 19.6 x 25.8 cm (7.7 x 10.2 in.), 840 pages
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David
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well rounded introduction into 20th century art. Quality reprints and diverse selection of works. I wasn't expecting so much text, but the writing is informative and interesting. There are a few small typographical errors that can be distracting, but they don't detract from the overall quality of the work.
Janice
Read half of it. Its got lots of pretty pictures, but hard to read and make sense of text if you are coming to art without any background. It like walking into a casual conversation about the cousins of the people in the village you just moved into.
Alex
Feb 21, 2010 added it
ART of the 20th Century by Klaus Honnef (2000)
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A good art history book for approaching our current times.
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Ingo F. Walther was born in Berlin in 1940 and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He has published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries.