Key Moments in Art


‘Lets the reader into the art world in a disarmingly simple way … you don’t have to be armed with anything more than curiosity’ Matthew Collings


ISBN: 9780500293621 Category:

Lee Cheshire


Key Moments in Art describes fifty pivotal moments – some famous, others unfamiliar – from the Renaissance to the present day. Vivid, colourful vignettes capture the excitement of their times: when Michelangelo’s David or Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain were unveiled for the first time; when chance meetings have spurred artists to create compelling new styles, such as Impressionism or Pop Art; or when exhibitions have caused a public sensation.

Lee Cheshire’s storytelling approach is both entertaining and easy to remember. He celebrates artistic ingenuity and collaboration, but does not shy away from the arguments, fights and lawsuits that have dogged art’s often-tur

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Weight 402 g
Dimensions 14 x 21.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2018
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 14 x 21.4 cm
Weight 402 g


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Lee Cheshire is Senior Editor and Copywriter at Tate. He also contributes to Tate Etc. magazine, and edited a special magazine marking the opening of the extension to Tate Modern. He is the author of "London in Paint", a survey of painting in London since the 17th century.