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The Art Book, an award-winning art survey
Spotlighting more than 600 great artists from medieval to modern times, The Art Book has been translated in 20 languages and has introduced millions of people around the world to art and artists in an accessible, acclaimed A-Z guide.
Breaking with traditional classifications, it throws together brilliant examples from all periods, schools, visions, and techniques, presenting an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich, multifaceted culture. Each artist is represented by a key work and an informative, explanatory text on the piece and its creator.
The 2020 edition includes 40 additional works, including overlooked historical and cutting-edge contemporary artists. Artists featured for the first time in this edition include: Berenice Abbott, Hilma af Klint, El Anatsui, Romare Bearden, Mark Bradford, Cao Fei, Cecily Brown, Judy Chicago, John Currin, Guerrilla Girls, Lee Krasner, Jacob Lawrence, Kerry James Marshall, Joan Mitchell, Zanele Muholi, Takashi Murakami, Louise Nevelson, Clara Peeters, Jenny Saville, Wolfgang Tillmans, and more.
Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors