ISBN 9780500288443
27.90 x 20.30 cm
Paperback 312pp
272 Illustrations, 165 in colour
First published 2010

ISBN 0500283761
ISBN-13 978-0500283769
27.9 x 20.3 cm Paperback including
2 foldouts 304pp 266 illustrations,
159 in colour. Hardback published 2002, paperback 2004

'A more enticing approach to modern art than a chronological history - a provocative guide to many overlooked corners of modern art'
The Independent


A new and expanded edition of the internationally bestselling guide to modern and contemporary art

Modern art has come to be defined by its styles, schools and movements. The more than three hundred collected here provide an indispensable introduction to the major developments in Western painting, sculpture, architecture and design during one of the most dynamic and exciting periods in art history.

Over one hundred main entries are presented in broadly chronological order, from Impressionism and Cubism to Sound Art, Internet Art and Art Photography in the twenty-first century. A further two hundred supplementary entries provide fully cross-referenced summaries of essential styles and movements, tracing intriguing patterns of influence and development.

A foldout timeline shows at a glance how the evolution of art corresponds with historical events, providing a thorough overview of the whole period.

Listings of major international collections and carefully selected suggestions for further reading are given for all the main entries, and the comprehensive index features over one thousand artists, architects, designers, impresarios, critics, collectors and champions of modern art, linking the styles, schools and movements with the people who made them happen.

The new edition is published in the UK and USA by Thames & Hudson, in the Netherlands by Waanders and in Brazil by Cosac Naify

The first edition of Styles, Schools & Movements was published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA.