A leading lexicon of contemporary art, with full-color plates. ArtSpeak features 150 alphabetical entries on the who, what, where, and when of postwar and contemporary art. More than eighty images, most in color, illustrate key works of the art movements discussed, making ArtSpeak a visual reference, as well as a textual one. A timeline traces world and art-world events from 1945 to the present day, and a single-page ArtChart provides a handy overview of the major art movements in that period.
Find articles on contemporary art and artists in art journals and key newspapers. Find exhibition reviews and interviews with artists (i.e. primary sources) in scholarly journals, art magazines, and newspapers.
Artists' statements are often found in recent exhibition catalogs, on artist websites, and in interviews in magazines and newspapers and on contemporary art blogs. See also the Skowhegan Lecture Archive at Colby College, an audio archive of contemporary artist lectures from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
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