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What Is Contemporary Art?

What is Contemporary Art? is the perfect introduction to the world of contemporary art, celebrating the work of around seventy artists from across the globe. Exploring subjects such as outer space, unusual materials and bizarre beasts, this book is packed with special features including pull-out information and ideas boxes, quotations by the artists and 'how did they do it' prompts.

£12.95
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Delivery & returns information

Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all orders will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. We will be in touch once the RA has reopened and once your order has been dispatched. 

During this period our Returns Policy will be extended. For any order queries, please Contact Us

Free UK delivery on orders £50 and over

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Product story

Short biographies include fascinating facts on each of the artists, a glossary explains key art terms and a list of useful websites and art museums shows where to go next. A captivating book for children and parents to read at home, as well as the ideal support for teachers and schools, What is Contemporary Art? invites young readers to understand, enjoy and question some of the most dynamic and exciting art of our time.

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