Everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary art but were afraid to ask. The idea behind this book is that an art which at first sight may appear cryptic and elitist can, in fact, be explained in very simple terms by examining individual works and bringing out their personal and social aspects, such as we find also in newspapers and films and in our daily lives, while avoiding the convoluted jargon of most art-historical and critical texts.
Looking at 66 significant works by as many artists of international fame, ranging from 1970 to 2008, Giorgio Guglielmino describes all the various forms of contemporary art and tells the story of each artist in a simple, straightforward manner: a conversation among friends. This book follows the publication of Angela Vettese\'s Capire l’arte contemporanea (seven reprints and a new edition updated to 2006). Together, the two books intend to show how the most recent art - the sort of art that Raphael might produce if he were alive today - can be enjoyed and appreciated to the full by everybody.
: 12,1 x 19,4 cm
: 69 col. ills.
: 5,00 €