Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters
Thames & Hudson, $50 hb, 340 pp, 9780500239773
The geography of art post 1945 has a boringly settled look and needs disturbing. This engaging and readable book makes a useful starting point. The standard view begins with the switch of the centre from Paris to New York, and so it remained for the next fifty years or so until the shoals of post-minimalism washed up on the stony beach of postmodernism.