Art historian Dr Amy Dempsey’s two hard- and soft-backs – ‘Styles, Schools & Movements’ and ‘Destination Art’ (Thames & Hudson) – are stocked around the world in bookshops and art galleries. The flying monkey launch in Gimpel Fils in London’s Mayfair was a high-profile, highly-attended event that married art and society buzz.  

Styles, Schools and Movements

'An extremely handsome volume... at once accessible and illuminating' The Scotsman.

Destination Art

'If there is anything more likely to make you want to jack it all in and travel the world, I haven't found it yet' Artists & Illustrators.
`The strength of Amy Dempsey's writing is that she stresses the [artist's] personal vision behind their works' The Art Newspaper.

Amazon: ‘Styles, Schools & Movements’ UK US, ‘Destination Art’ UK US.

Destination Art - First published in 2006, Destination Art remains the only illustrated guide to modern and contemporary art sites outside the confines of museums and galleries. Revised and updated in paperback, the book profiles more than 200 of the most important contemporary art sites around the world, including four new sites in Tennessee, Norway, China and Scotland. From massive land and environmental works to extensive sculpture parks, some of the most crucial and popular international artists are profiled, from Henri Matisse, Anoni Gaudí and Constantin Brancusi to James Turrell, Antony Gormley and Olafur Eliasson. Buy: UK US.

Destination Art - First published in 2006, Destination Art remains the only illustrated guide to modern and contemporary art sites outside the confines of museums and galleries. Revised and updated in paperback, the book profiles more than 200 of the most important contemporary art sites around the world, including four new sites in Tennessee, Norway, China and Scotland. From massive land and environmental works to extensive sculpture parks, some of the most crucial and popular international artists are profiled, from Henri Matisse, Anoni Gaudí and Constantin Brancusi to James Turrell, Antony Gormley and Olafur Eliasson.

Buy: UK US.

Styles, Schools and Movements is the bestselling guide to the major modern developments in Western painting, sculpture, architecture and design. This new edition includes three new chapters on Art Photography, Destination Art and Design Art as well as thorough updates and revisions throughout. A foldout timeline shows at a glance how the evolution of art corresponds with historical events, providing a thorough overview of the whole period. Listings of major international collections and carefully selected suggestions for further reading are given for all the main entries, and the comprehensive index features over 1,000 artists, architects, designers, impresarios, critics, collectors and champions of modern art. Buy: UK US

Styles, Schools and Movements is the bestselling guide to the major modern developments in Western painting, sculpture, architecture and design. This new edition includes three new chapters on Art Photography, Destination Art and Design Art as well as thorough updates and revisions throughout. A foldout timeline shows at a glance how the evolution of art corresponds with historical events, providing a thorough overview of the whole period. Listings of major international collections and carefully selected suggestions for further reading are given for all the main entries, and the comprehensive index features over 1,000 artists, architects, designers, impresarios, critics, collectors and champions of modern art.

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Museu Berardo: An Itinerary by Jean-François Chougnet (Author), Amy Dempsey (Author) Published to celebrate the opening of the Museu Berardo, a major new museum of contemporary art in Lisbon, Portugal, this sumptuous volume features nearly seventy works from the Berardo Collection, one of the most important private collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. Seven thematic chapters accompany the illustrations, which include works by some of the greatest names in modern art, including Picasso, Francis Bacon, Piet Mondrian, Bruce Nauman, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein and the Chapman brothers. Buy: UK US

Museu Berardo: An Itinerary by Jean-François Chougnet (Author), Amy Dempsey (Author)

Published to celebrate the opening of the Museu Berardo, a major new museum of contemporary art in Lisbon, Portugal, this sumptuous volume features nearly seventy works from the Berardo Collection, one of the most important private collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. Seven thematic chapters accompany the illustrations, which include works by some of the greatest names in modern art, including Picasso, Francis Bacon, Piet Mondrian, Bruce Nauman, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein and the Chapman brothers.

Buy: UK US