Art in Time: A World History of Styles and Movements

Category: Book
Contributions By: Bailey, Gauvin Alexander
Contributions By: McKelway, Matthew
By (author): The Editors Of Phaidon Press
Subject:  ART / General
  ART / History / General
  ART / Reference
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Published: September 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 11.75in x 10.25in x 1.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Art in Time is the first book to embed art movements within the larger context of politics and history. Global in scope and featuring an innovative present‐to‐past arrangement, the book's accessible text looks back on the most significant art styles and movements, from the present day to antiquity.

Pages of historical photographs, documents, newspaper headlines, and other ephemera evoke the times in which styles and movements arose. The book opens with The Information Age (Internet Art, Neo‐Expressionaism, Arte Povera) and closes with The Classical Age (Roman wall painting, Hellenistic Greek style), covering everything from Photorealism, Art Brut, Ukiyo‐e, and Byzantine style in between. An integrated timeline provides a linear thread throughout the book, while succinct, authoritative text illuminates key points.

Review Quote*"

"Like Theseus's string guiding him the Minotaur's labyrinth, Art in Time leads the reader through the most important styles, schools and movements from art history, and how each movement built upon its predecessor. Understand how the disobediences of the day impacted on the world of art."- Vanity Fair

"Beautifully produced. . . An absorbing and enlightening gallop through art. The careful balance of digestible chunks of information with beautiful images makes this equally rewarding as a dip–into coffee table book or a cover‐to‐cover read."- Royal Academy of Arts Magazine

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Biographical Note

Over twenty specialist contributors include:

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