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Accomplished, authoritative, hugely readable and generously illustrated, Herbert Read's textual content has been rightly said as "by some distance the simplest creation to the topic" (Alan Bowness) and "throughout, vigorous and heavily packed" (Hugh Casson). here's sleek portray from its roots within the paintings of Cezanne, via Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism and Dada within the early a long time of the 20 th century and directly to summary Expressionism within the Nineteen Fifties. The works of Frank Stella, Richard Hamilton, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, among many others, are mentioned and analyzed by way of Caroline Tisdall and William Feaver in a full of life ultimate bankruptcy that brings us as much as current occasions and issues to interesting new advancements. 500 illus., 118 in colour

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