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The Observer's Book of Modern Art by William Gaunt 1964 - First Edition


Title: The Observer’s Book of Modern Art
Author: William Gaunt
Publisher: Frederick Warne
Publication Date: 1964 - First Edition
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. Comes with dust jacket, inscription on first page.

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Reader's note

Enjoy another piece of classic literary history with this rare, vintage book by William Gaunt. The fascinating study of modern art may proceed from a number of starting points. In this pocket-sized book, the point of departure is the growth of Impressionism around the year 1880. The development of modern art is described concisely and without bias, so that the reader obtains a clear idea of the methods and aims of each successive movement. The author is well-known for his writing's on art, including the very successful book in this series, 'The Observer's Book of Painting and Graphic Art'. This book is illustrated with 64 plates covering the whole range of modern art and providing a vivid reinforcement to the text. A glossary and a section of biographical notes are other invaluable features. Begin or add to your classic Observer books collection now with this wonderful title. This vintage book is one among a bounty of stunning classic literature vintage books and obscure gems on our second hand bookstore!