Creative personalities are always fascinating, and to learn something new about the 20th and 21st centuries' greatest artists―whether eccentric or sober, outspoken or reclusive―is compelling.
105 artists are presented in lively short biographies, and each entry is illustrated with important works, self-portraits, and photographs. Clearly grouped according to style and era are modern and contemporary art’s pioneers, from Picasso and Duchamp to Louise Bourgeois and Jean-Michel Basquiat. New entries on rising stars such as Marlene Dumas and Zhang Xiaogang bring the book into the twenty-first century. 101 color, 172 black-and-white illustrations
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 2 edition (June 29, 2009)