The Painter of Modern Life
48%
off

The Painter of Modern Life

3.96 (1,023 ratings by Goodreads)

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses most fully the drama of modern life.

GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
show more

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 7mm | 80g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0141192763
  • 9780141192765
  • 96,624

About Charles-Pierre Baudelaire

Charles-Pierre Baudelaire was born in Paris in 1821 and wrote a series of groundbreaking works on modern culture. His collection of poetry Les Fleurs du Mal (1857) was prosecuted for indecency.
show more

Rating details

1,023 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 31% (313)
4 42% (434)
3 21% (218)
2 5% (48)
1 1% (10)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X