"Arguably the four most important and influential art historians of our time, Foster, Krauss, Bois and Buchloh have collectively transformed the study of modern art. Now, in this extraordinary book, they have come together to provide the most comprehensive critical history of art in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries ever published." "With a clear and factual year-by-year structure, the authors present more than one hundred easy-to-follow articles, each focusing on a crucial event--such as the creation of a seminal work, the publication of an important text, or the opening of a major exhibition--to tell the myriad stories of art from 1900 to the present. All the key turning-points and breakthroughs of modernism and postmodernism are explored in depth, as are the frequent antimodernist reactions that proposed alternative visions of art and the world."--Jacket.