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"Art of the Twentieth Century" is a multi-volume project that is distinguished by its innovative style and format, with each volume containing narrative text and a full index arranged chronologically by artistic period.

Volume I, The Avant-garde Movements 1900–1919 —

This volume examines avant-garde movements in the years between 1900 and 1901 — the Fauves, the Cubists, and others — both as complex syntheses of 19th century artistic culture and as alternatives to the traditional language of figurative art. The period examined starts with emblematic moments such as the Great Exhibition in Paris, which opened a century of technological marvels, and closes with the end of the initial phase of the Dada movement and the foundation of the Bauhaus school.

Valerio Terraroli is professor of history of contemporary art and history of modern decorative arts at the University of Turin. He is the author of numerous essays and volumes on art and the decorative arts, including the Skira Dictionary of Modern and Decorative Arts (2001).

Authors — Edited by Valerio Terraroli, with contribution by Gabriella Belli, Carlo Bertelli, Germano Celant, and Ester Coen.

Hardcover. 456 pages. 8" × 11" (20 cm × 28 cm).

Volume I, The Avant-garde Movements 1900–1919

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