The Shock of the New
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An illustrated history of modern art describes the origins of modern painting, sculpture, and architecture, shows how world events affected the art, and explains why the movement is near its end

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  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 200.66 x 274.32 x 30.48mm | 1,610.24g
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0679728767
  • 9780679728764
  • 200,924

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A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos.

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About Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes was born in Australia in 1938. From 1970 onwards, he lived in the United States, where he was Time magazine’s art critic for more than twenty-five years. His books include monographs on painters Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach; a history of Australian Art; Heaven and Hell in Western Art; The Fatal Shore; a collection of reviews, Nothing If Not Critical; Barcelona; The Culture of Complaint; and American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America, published in conjunction with an eight-part television series on the same subject. Hughes died in August 2012.

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