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Lives of the Great Modern Artists By Edward Lucie-Smith

Lives of the Great Modern Artists by Edward Lucie-Smith

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Presents some of the most engaging life stories, eventful, intimate and poignant. This book evokes the lives of great personalities, from Picasso and Duchamp to Joseph Beuys and Louise Bourgeois, guiding the reader through the maze of different styles and movements.

Lives of the Great Modern Artists Summary

Lives of the Great Modern Artists by Edward Lucie-Smith

In the era of celebrity culture, we are now more fascinated than ever with the lives of our leading artists. Creative personalities are always intriguing, and to learn something new about the greatest artists of the 20th and 21st centuries - be they eccentric or sober, outspoken or reclusive - is compelling. Presented here are some of the most engaging life stories of our time, eventful, intimate and poignant. Lively short biographies, clearly grouped according to style and era, are illustrated with important works, self-portraits and photographs. Lucie-Smith vividly evokes the lives of these great personalities, from Picasso and Duchamp to Joseph Beuys and Louise Bourgeois, guiding the reader through the maze of different styles and movements with authority and verve. New entries on rising stars such as Marlene Dumas, Shirin Neshat and Zhang Xiaogang extend the book's scope to reach from 1900 to today.

Lives of the Great Modern Artists Reviews

'A fascinating collection of some of the saddest, strangest and most intriguing life stories of our time' - Observer
'Well-chosen illustrations complement Lucie-Smith's authoritative text' - Daily Telegraph

About Edward Lucie-Smith

Edward Lucie-Smith is a well-known poet, biographer and writer on the visual arts. He has written more than sixty books about art, including Latin American Art of the 20th Century, American Realism and Sexuality in Western Art, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Additional information

GOR004249665
9780500281918
0500281912
Lives of the Great Modern Artists by Edward Lucie-Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2009-07-15
368
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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