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Art at the turn of the millennium
Grosenick, Uta.
Publication Information:
Köln ; New York : Taschen, [1999]

Physical Description:
575 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 26 cm
General Note:
An illustrated survey (A-Z) of 137 international artists active during the 1980s and 90s.
Format :


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N6490 .A715 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Library Journal Review

A number of recent books have attempted to sum up the contemporary art scene, but none has been as successful as Taschen's latest. As with most such efforts, the emphasis here is on individual artists rather than themes or schools. Quibbles aside, the selection of artists is particularly good, but most of all the boundaries for inclusion were wisely set. Entry was open to those artists who have made their most significant impact in the 1980s and 1990s but limited to those who have exhibited and been written about in Europe and North America. Thus, the compilers have avoided both the perils of being taken in by who is trendy this season and of attempting a kind of superficial multiculturalism, selecting representative artists from unrelated traditions. More than 135 individuals and collectives are each given four pages. Biographical data, select exhibition and publication histories, and 250-word critical career summaries accompany six to 12 photos of single pieces and installation views on each pair of spreads. The clear and concise content, handsomely designed and packaged within sturdy "flexi-bound" covers, makes for a survey that will serve especially small and medium public libraries for years to come.ÄEric Bryant, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.