BOOK REVIEW: ART IN TIME

ART IN TIME
A World History of Styles and Movements

ART IN TIME angle photo
Published by Phaidon

£45.00

This is a book that takes you back from the 21st Century to the 5th Century BC and looks at one hundred and fifty of the more important artistic movements and styles but with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. A great plus is that it is not confined to Western art traditions but also encompasses Japan, China, Africa and Latin America as well.

FUTURISM Umberto Boccioni Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913 Bronze, H: 111cm, 43 3/4 ins Museum of Modern Art, New York

FUTURISM
Umberto Boccioni
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913
Bronze, H: 111cm, 43 3/4 ins
Museum of Modern Art, New York

It provides a useful and insightful guide to how artistic styles were influenced by the culture and politics of their era and how they could influence other styles of their time and later periods. It is definitely both enjoyable and informative.

DUTCH GOLDEN AGE Carel Fabritius The Goldfinch, c 1654 Oil on panel, 33.5 x 22.8cm, 13 1/4 x 9 in Mauritshuis, The Hague

DUTCH GOLDEN AGE
Carel Fabritius
The Goldfinch, c 1654
Oil on panel, 33.5 x 22.8cm, 13 1/4 x 9 in
Mauritshuis, The Hague

Among the specialist contributing authors are:
Noit Banai, Lecturer of Visual and Critical Studies at Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Lee Beard, British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Lucy Bowditch, Associate Professor of Art History at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York
Olga Goriunova, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick, Coventry
Katie Hill, Director of the Office of Contemporary Chinese Art and consultant lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Monica Kjellman-Chapin, Associate Professor of Art History at Emporia State University, Kansas
Lloyd Laing, Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Caroline Levitt, Visiting Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Matthew McKelway, Associate Professor of Japanese Art History at Columbia University, New York
Jeffrey Moser, Assistant Professor of East Asian Art History at McGill University, Montreal
Stella Paul, formerly Educator-in-Charge of Exhibitions and Communication, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Alistair Rider, Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland
Robert Shane, Assistant Professor of Art History at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York
Sarah Symmons, Reader Emeritus in Art History and Theory, University of Essex
Elsje van Kessel, Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland
Alicia Volk, Associate Professor of Japanese Art History at the University of Maryland

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