United Kingdom
United States
World English
Go to Usborne.com

Introduction to modern art

How to buy this book

This book is not currently available.


Chose a page number to see the recommended websites.

What is modern art?

On many websites you can click on the pictures or use zoom tools to see larger versions.


Internet safety

Children, make sure you follow these three simple rules when using the internet:

  1. Always ask an adult's permission before using the internet.
  2. Never give out personal information, such as your name, address, school or telephone number.
  3. If a website asks you to type in your name or email address, check with an adult first.

For more tips, see Internet safety for children.

Adults - we recommend that children are supervised while on the internet. The content of a website may change at any time and Usborne Publishing is not responsible for content on sites other than its own.

For more on internet safety, see Internet advice for adults.

Using a tablet or smartphone?

Websites with interactive content may not work on your tablet or smartphone, but you can view them on a computer. Find out more…

About this book

Art history and artists
Introduction to modern art

  • Explains the development of modern art in a simple, straightforward way, with over 100 photographs of major art works.
  • Covers all the key movements in modern art, from the avant-garde of the 19th century to the sometimes perplexing contemporary art of the 21st century.
  • Includes a time line of art movements, short biographies of major artists and a glossary of art terms.
  • Written in consultation with art expert and broadcaster, Tim Marlow.
  • Includes internet links to recommended websites with online galleries, virtual tours and art games and activities.

Press Reviews

An excellent book for all ages; for anyone who has a general interest in modern art and who wants an approachable and not too technical introduction to the subject.
If your budding young artists have ever asked what modern art is all about, this brilliant, illustrated book will answer all their questions.
Lancashire Evening Post
The book is sumptuously illustrated and examines some of the most famous works, the processes involved in producing them, and the astonishing artists who truly broke the mould with their paintings, sculptures and installations. One we've gone back to again and again!
Read It Daddy
Explains the development of modern art in a simple, straightforward way, with over 100 illustrations of major art works.

Help with links

Problem with a link?

Websites do occasionally experience problems. If a link isn't working we recommend leaving it a while and trying again. If the site is still down the following day please report the problem using our contact form. We will fix the problem as soon as possible, or find an alternative link.

Can't see any links?

If this is the first time you have used Usborne Quicklinks and you can't see ANY links, you may need to adjust your web browser settings. To find out how to do this, see Help & Advice.

Missing link?

The links in Usborne Quicklinks may vary slightly from those described in your book because when a website closes down, or we find a better site, we update the links in Quicklinks. (If we remove any of your favourite sites let us know!)

PDF links

To view and print out files in .pdf format, you need the free Adobe Reader software. Download Adobe Reader.

Sound files

Sound files should play on a computer, tablet or smartphone. If you have difficulty, make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your web browser, or on a desktop computer, download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (see Technical help).

Midi files

To hear midi files, you need a free program such as Windows Media Player, Real Player or Quicktime. Make sure your speakers are switched on! For more about these programs, see Technical help.

© Copyright 2020 Usborne Publishing. Web design & Development by Semantic