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Description - 1946-1968 the Birth of Contemporary Art by Valerio Terraroli

This is a new title of the 5-volume series covering the fundamental events and pivotal works of international art in the 20th century. With the third volume, this history of art goes past the halfway mark of the 20th century to enter the contemporary sphere. The book relates how artists reacted to the greatest tragedy of the 20th century and responded to the advent of the society of mass communication and consumption, to the moulding of the world in which we find ourselves ever more deeply immersed today. The collapse and rebirth of Europe, the years of the Cold War and the evolution leading to the upheavals of 1968 are fundamental themes of this third volume.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788861301948
ISBN-10: 8861301940
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 208mm x 39mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Skira
Publisher: Skira
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Valerio Terraroli

Valerio Terraroli is professor of the History of Contemporary Art and History of Modern Decorative Arts at the University of Turin.

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