The Shock of the New

The Shock of the New

by Robert Hughes
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679728764
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
349,874
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Hughes has been an art critic for Time magazine since 1970. His eight-part BBC/Time-Life television series, on which this book is based, has been broadcast throughout the United States on public television. He has received the Franklin Jewett Mather Award for Distinguished Criticism from the College Art Association of America twice, and he has authored the Art of Australia (1966); Heaven and Hell in Western Art (1969); and Nothing If Not Critical (1990), a collection of essays on art and artists.

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