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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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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:
9780307815552
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/14/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
791,025
File size:
49 MB
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Meet the Author

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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