Clarendon Press, 1979, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
470 g.; VI, 194 pages then 16 pages of black and white photography, list of illustrations and index. Navy blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the lower edges and faint bumping to the backstrip edges. Dust marks to the text block edge and very light age toning of the internal text. Photographic dustwrapper, against a red background with white and yellow titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. " The dominant features of art movements in the last hundred years has been Abstraction, in its many modes, and the repudiation of artifice: the determination to eliminate the characteristics that distinguish art works from other artefacts from the natural objects. From the starting point Harold Osborne explores abstract art from Impressionism to the ultimate abolition of art objects brought about by the Conceptualists, and expounds the major trends of 20th-century art in a way not attempted before." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 0198173598. ISBN/EAN: 9780198173595. Inventory No: 0109832.