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Art Now! 2 (25th Anniversary Special Edtn) [Hardcover]

By Uta Grosenick (Editor)
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Contemporary art, continued Unless you regularly trawl the Chelsea galleries, hang out at the Tate Modern, peruse the Pompidou, attend every Biennale, and religiously read Artforum, you could probably use a primer on the art scene in the world today. Fortunately we've created our second Art Now volume to keep art fans abreast of the latest trends and hottest names. Featuring over 130 artists in A-Z entries with biographical information and exhibition history as well as images of important recent work---plus a bonus illustrated index of current auction prices---Art Now II is the guide to what's happening and who's who in contemporary art.

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Pages   349
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 7" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   2.68 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2008
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3836503247  
ISBN13  9783836503242  

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Beware the different editions!   Jan 18, 2008
As is sometime the case with this site, they group reviews for different editions of a book together. For the record there are several editions of ART NOW:

"ART NOW 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium", ISBN 382281444X (pub June 2002)

This reasonable size book, it measures 25.5cmm x 20cm (10"x8"), 640 pages, and is packed full if images. It covers the work of 137 different artists from the areas of painting, photography, film and video, sculpture, performance art and installation. Each artist is allotted four pages, has a brief introduction of one paragraph (printed in English, German and French), along with a thumb-nail photograph of the artist and a short list of selected exhibitions and bibliography. The pictures fill the pages, sometimes several to a page; in total I estimate there are around 750 illustrations almost entirely in colour. The book concludes with a glossary and brief biographical notes on the authors, plus a section entitled The Art Newspaper which provides art market details and facts about leading art cities in the world.

It covers many well known names including Jeff Koons, Damien Hurst, Luc Tuymans, John Currin, Peter Doig, Tracey Emin to mention a few, plus some less familiar, providing a very useful if brief summary of art today

"ART NOW Artist at the rise of the new Millennium" ISBN 9783822840931 (pub April 2005)

A scaled down version of the above; this is fairly compact book with around 360 pages, it measures 22.5cmm x 18cm (8.75"x7"). It covers the work of just 81 of the artists from the original edition, exactly as they appear there. There are over 500 illustrations almost entirely in colour. The book concludes with a glossary and brief biographical notes on the authors, but there is no "Art Newspaper"

"ART NOW VOL 2 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium" ISBN 3822839965 (pub Dec 2005)

This edition I have not seen, but I understand that the format is the same as before; however all the artists covered are entirely new, none is repeated from previous issues. It is listed as having 640 pages and as being the same size as the original edition.
Art Now  Jan 9, 2007
Great value, very concise writing, almost too concise but a great image reference of who's who. Excellent reference to have especially for the price.
Keep Pace with the Changing Art Scene  Mar 2, 2006
What is 'contemporary art' - a question whose answer changes almost on a daily basis - is the topic that floods the pages of this every fine Taschen Book. Edited by Uta Grosenick this generously illustrated volume is about as democratic as a survey can be. The artists discussed are those before the public today and are presented in the alphabetical listing that precludes lumping them into sub-schools.

So after all 'What is contemporary art?' For the novice or for the art historian this book manages to introduce the names and images of works flooding the galleries and museums today, and give succinct biographies, exhibition histories and bibliographic information along with very well selected image examples. Doubtless every reader will make some new discoveries of artists from odd locales, but the overall result of thumbing through this book is a healthy introduction to what is happening now. Art Now Volume 2 is coming on the market soon - to further enhance or confuse those who need to feel on the moving edge of what is happening in the art world today. It promises to be even better than this volume. Grady Harp, March 06

Big book with beatyfull fullcolor prints.

It`s a good way to know the new names of the artist world, and check the works of this people. But the theories and the concepts about each artist aren't so deep.

This Good book offer a general idea, It's all rigth to had like a artistic index . Anyway, I check a lof of this text and it has been usefull for me.

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