100 Ideas that Changed Art by Michael Bird.
From the earliest cave paintings through our time when the internet and street art were invented, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a source of inspiration and a fascinating resource for the general reader to dip into.
The book shows how developments in materials (oil paint, plastics, paint in tubes) and technology (paper, photography, welding), have radically changed the way that art is produced, both physically and conceptually, and how these changes have run parallel with other discoveries such as the camera obscura, the study of optics and anatomy and influences from wider culture (the unconscious, political and conceptual art). Each entry explores when an idea first evolved and how it has resurfaced in the work of different artists up to the present day.
Author: Michael Bird
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing