This is a comprehensive review of the artistic movements that have taken place in France from the 1960s to the present. An extensive reference, this book provides the keys to understanding the international contemporary art scene as a whole and offers a profound analysis of the prevailing tendencies and characteristics of art in the past forty years.
Catherine Millet has been the editor in chief of the Parisian contemporary art review Art Press since 1972. She has published many works on contemporary art, including the French edition of this book, now in its third edition. Her provocative and highly controversial graphic memoir "The Sexual Life of Catherine M." has been a best seller since its publication in 2002. Richard Leydier, art critic and exhibition commissioner, works closely with Millet at Art Press. He contributed the last chapter to this volume, which explores the challenges of contemporary art today.