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Shock of the New

Art and the Century of Change

By Robert Hughes

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Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Other Information: 269 colour illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 July 1991
An illustrated 100-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. .

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The author of The Fatal Shore and Time magazine's art critic here presents a greatly expanded version of a PBS television series on modern art, and includes some 270 color illustrations. Although he frequently deals in generalities, ``choice anecdotes, telling characterizations, witty observations flow from his pen,'' lauded PW . The ``chapters bristle with apt insights.'' (Aug.)

EAN: 9780500275825
ISBN: 0500275823
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Dimensions: 27.6 x 20.3 x 2.9 centimetres (1.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This book, and the accompanying TV series, were my first encounter with Robert Hughes and his style of art criticism. This book essentially covers the 20th century, and does so with wonderful insight and wit as well. All the major movements are covered (and a few minor offshoots as well), and what makes the book even better are the several hundred colour reproductions of art works. One of the best books od art history and criticism that I have ever read. A classic.

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