Books for Adults

Surveys

Arnason, H. H. 1986. History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography. 3rd ed. Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Canaday, John. 1981. Mainstreams of Modern Art. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Fineberg, Jonathan David. 1999. Art since 1940: Strategies of Being. Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Haskell, Barbara. 1999. The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900–1950. Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W. W. Norton.
Hughes, Robert. 1991. The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change. Rev. ed. Alfred A. Knopf.
Hunter, Sam, Daniel Wheeler, and John M. Jacobus. 2000. Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall.
Wheeler, Daniel. 1991. Art since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present. Vendome Press.

Movements

Anfam, David. 1990. Abstract Expressionism. Thames and Hudson.
Bradley, Fiona. 1997. Surrealism. Cambridge University Press.
Cooper, Philip. 1995. Cubism. Phaidon Press Limited.
Haskell, Barbara. 1984. Blam! The Explosion of Pop, Minimalism, and Performance, 1958–1964. Whitney Museum of American Art/W. W. Norton & Co.
Lucie-Smith, Edward. 1993. Latin American Art of the 20th Century. Thames and Hudson.
Selz, Peter. 1983. German Expressionist Painting. University of Chicago Press.

Artists

Corn, Wanda M. 1983. Grant Wood: The Regionalist Vision. Yale University Press.
Katharina Fritsch. 1996. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/ Basel Museum für Gegenwartskunst.
Levin, Gail. 1995. Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. Alfred A. Knopf.
Messinger, Lisa Minz. 1998. Georgia O’Keeffe. Metropolitan Museum of Art/Thames and Hudson.
Naifeh, Stephen, and Gregory White. 1989. Jackson Pollock: An American Saga. C. N. Potter.
Penrose, Roland. 1991. Picasso. Phaidon Press Limited.
Ratcliff, Carter. 1983. Andy Warhol. Abbeville Press.

Books for Children

Bohm-Duchen, Monica, and Janet Cook. 1991. Understanding Modern Art. Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Rodari, Florian. 1991. A Weekend with Picasso. Rizzoli.
Venezia, Mike. 1990. Edward Hopper. Children’s Press.
___. Picasso. 1988. Children’s Press.
Walker, Lou Ann. 1994. Roy Lichtenstein: The Artist at Work. Lodestar Books.
Winter, Jeanette. Diego. 1991. Alfred A. Knopf. (Spanish and English)
___. My Name is Georgia. 1998. Silver Whistle, Harcourt Brace & Company.
Wolfe, Tom. 1975. The Painted Word. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Yenawine, Philip. 1991. How to Look at Modern Art. Harry N. Abrams.

Media

Videos

American Visions: African American Perspectives in Art. Produced by the Art Institute of Chicago. 20 min. The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000.
Andy Warhol. Produced and directed by Kim Evans for RM Arts. 79 min. London Weekend Television, 1987.
Georgia O’Keeffe. Produced and directed by Perry Miller Adato for WNET/Thirteen. 60 min. Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 1977.
Matisse in Nice. Produced by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 28 min. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986.
Picasso: The Man and His Work, Part I, 1881–1937. Produced and directed by Edward Quinn. 45 min. V.I.E.W., Inc., New York, 1986.

Websites

Art Safari Online
An online tour of four objects in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Young users submit answers to art questions saved in a searchable database. Users can also make their own art with an interactive design program.
An Edward Hopper Scrapbook
An illustrated look at the life and art of Edward Hopper, with works from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art.
Jackson Pollock
Narrated and illustrated site featuring the 1998 exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with audio clips of the artist discussing his painting process.
Katharina Fritsch: Rat-King, 1993
Site on the 1993 Dia Center for the Arts installation that brought the artist recognition in America, with illustrations, an essay, and a brief biography.
National Gallery of Art–Education
Online resources for teachers and the general public on the work of modern and contemporary artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock, with interpretive texts and classroom activities.
NGA Kids—Vasily Kandinsky
An interactive site for children that includes a series of questions related to Kandinsky’s Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle), in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
Online Picasso Project
Detailed chronology of the life and career of the artist with numerous reproductions of his art.
Orozco at Dartmouth
A site devoted to José Clemente Orozco’s 1932 frescoes displayed by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. The murals interpret the history of American civilization, from the Aztecs to the arrival of Spanish colonists.
Video Data Bank: Bruce Nauman
A brief biography of the artist with descriptions and video excerpts showing examples of his performance art.