The first edition of the "Tate Modern Handbook" was a massive bestseller, introducing its readers to the startling architecture of the brand-new modern art gallery that swiftly became the most visited in the world, as well as the unique, thematic displays of its collection. Since its publication, Tate Modern has established itself as a world player on the art scene, attracting several million visitors each year and staging some phenomenally successful exhibitions. The new edition, published in response to the first dramatic re-organisation of the collection since 2000, gives an opportunity to look back over these achievements and examine the part Tate Modern now plays in British and global cultural life. Tate Modern's Director, Vicente Todoli, writes the foreword. Well-known journalist and broadcaster Andrew Marr contributes an essay examining the Tate Modern phenomenon. A new and expanded A-Z of works in the collection, including recent acquisitions, includes entries on over 120 artists and explanations of key terms in art and museology. Finally the key concept around which the collection will now be organised will be explained, by Frances Morris, Head of Displays at Tate Modern, making for a concise, accessible and thought provoking introduction to the business of displaying modern and contemporary art.
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 270 x 210 mm
Edition: New edition
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