Painting Today

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Painting Today is a comprehensive overview of the last 30 years of painting, presenting work by celebrated figures like Gerhard Richter and Neo Rauch alongside emerging artists like Jumaldi Alfi and Ingrid Calame. Photo-realism, landscape, still-life, portraiture, neo-expressionism, installation painting and the Leipzig school are just some of the areas of this thriving art medium explored by Tony Godfrey. Organized by themes, Painting Today showcases the broad range of styles, materials and methods that comprise contemporary painting. Insightful and accessible, Painting Today?s approach will appeal to scholars and newcomers to the subject alike.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (November 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714846317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714846316
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 2 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds

Customer Reviews

Very nice book

5 people found this helpful.
 on December 26, 2011
By Juan Elizalde Ch
-First of all in my opinion, I think I did a good investment. The quality of the book is excellent, as is usual with books produced by Phaidon. It has lots of pictures and each one has an explanation of the work or the artist who created it. The selection of artists and works pleasantly surprised me. The way in which the author classified the issues can perhaps be seen as it was not the best, but to some extent helps to more easily find the type of image you might want to review at any time without having to go page by page. I see it more as an encyclopedia makes an overall reading of gender to the author that have been treated pictorially since 1970 until today. Occasionally tells certain stories or anecdotes that we do not always come to know (and can even be fun). It has no pretensions of being a book that focuses too much on theories of aesthetics. Does not follow a specific order (even in regard to follow a chronological order), but even this “apparent” disorder makes it hard to read. Personally I do believe that is the kind of books that deserve to be part of the collection. It’s worth having it.

Very interesting compendium of contemporary art. There are a …

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 23, 2015
By decoamie
Very interesting compendium of contemporary art. There are a number of options for this kind of book out there, and while this is my first of this kind, I am quite impressed. Plates are high quality. It will take me some time to work through the book.

Five Stars

 on November 14, 2017
By Stephen bashore
Arrived as described.

good choice

3 people found this helpful.
 on December 31, 2013
By Lianne Moore
I am a teacher and may I say this book was so useful for me to use with my students. It is clearly set out, contemporary and the images in the book are of excellent quality.

comprehensive and inspiring

3 people found this helpful.
 on May 17, 2012
By Artist Mom
I’ve just started poring over the immense tome Painting Today – wow! The scope of work covered is breathtaking.

Important book

 on March 7, 2015
By Claudia Almeida
Very good book for those who want to get in real touch with the contemporary painting.

Four Stars

 on November 21, 2015
By Brad E. Moore
I like the reproductions.

Seminal work

One person found this helpful.
 on December 28, 2012
By Keeper's mom
A seminal work for the serious art student interested in contemporary art in its many manifestations. Also an excellent resource for the self-taught artist.

Five Stars

 on April 29, 2015
By Cyrus Block

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