The Shock of the New

The Shock of the New : The Hundred-Year History of Modern Art--Its Rise, Its Dazzling Achievement, Its Fall

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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
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0679728767
  • 9780679728764
  • 282,890

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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 wasTime 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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