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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781781578940

Price: £30

ON SALE: 2nd March 2023

Genre: The Arts / The Arts: General Issues / Theory Of Art

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The rules of composition have changed. Discover the new ideas that shape the art we make today.

The art world has changed almost beyond recognition since the first principles of composition were invented in classical times with the aim of achieving harmonious design. Today, artists have different concerns. Scientific, technological and social advances have changed the way we see reality; the way we view our subjects and tell their stories. Artists and art lovers need a new set of tools and ideas to navigate this world.

For the first time, in this book, composition is comprehensively explored for the modern world, taking in the full diversity of approach and experience that makes art so exciting today. Goldsmiths professor and art writer Michael Archer outlines all the key developments in composition from the optical revolution of the nineteenth century to the contemporary concerns of the twenty-first century.

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