The Contemporary Art Book

Author(s): Charlotte Bonham-Carter; David Hodge


The Contemporary Art Book celebrates artists who have made substantial contributions over the past four decades. An A-Z listing features 200 artists, providing biographies as well as insights into their key works. Links between artists are also noted, and related themes and movements.
This accessible and beautifully produced guide explores both the rapid changes of recent years and their impact. Contemporary art was once considered inaccessible, elitist or even facile, but is now enjoyed by millions of gallery visitors every year.
The Contemporary Art Book pinpoints the key events that have contributed to this change. Ambitious redevelopments and new constructions - such as London's Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Kiasma in Helsinki and Kunst-Werke Berlin - have led to record numbers of visitors. Art collectors have also been influential, notably Charles Saatchi, whose vigorous promotion of the Young British Artists (or YBA) brought them celebrity status.


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Charlotte Bonham-Carter is Course Leader of MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. She also works as a researcher and consultant for a number of arts and cultural organizations. From 2011 to 2015, she was Convenor of the MA in Visual Arts Management and Curating at Richmond University. She has held curatorial positions at a number of public arts institutions, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Barbican Art Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) and Art on the Underground. Her research interests include contemporary art and curating, arts funding, arts management and cultural policy. She lectures widely on these topics. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London.

General Fields

  • : 9781847960801
  • : Hardie Grant Australia
  • : Hardie Grant Australia
  • : October 2016
  • : 266mm X 221mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charlotte Bonham-Carter; David Hodge
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 709.22
  • : 256