Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1980. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's illustrated silver and black printed stiff paper wraps.
"[T]he first attempt to give a coherent account of what has been happening in the visual arts from 1970 onwards" (from the introduction), by prolific English writer and critic Lucie-Smith, with chapters on "Post Pop and Mandarin Taste," "Abstract Painting," "Illusionary Art," "Figurative Painting," "Fetish Art and Happenings," "Political Art," "Art as Environment and Architecture," and "High-Tech and the Third World." Illustrated throughout with black-and-white and color plates, photos and reproductions. With a biographical index of dozens of artists, from Vito Acconci to Joseph Zucker. Issued simultaneously with a clothbound edition. Small ink mark to title-page, light rubbing to spine-ends and corners, some wear and soiling to wraps. Very good. Item #100