Those curious about current trends in contemporary art worldwide will find much to ponder in the lat...
Those curious about current trends in contemporary art worldwide will find much to ponder in the latest "Cream" volume by Phaidon ( Cream and Fresh cream were published in 1998 and 2000, respectively), in which a group of 10 curators at contemporary museums in Germany, the US, Sweden, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Mexico, and Poland each select 10 artists whose works they find compelling. The artists are presented in alphabetical order. In addition to color plates of their work, a short preface describes the artist's works, and a list of selected exhibitions and bibliography follows the plates. The volume is packaged in a heavy, magnet-strip-sealed cover, like a car manual. Name index only. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)