The shock of the new

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Knopf, 1981 - Art - 423 pages
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Hughes is a great writer! - Goodreads
the best introduction to modern art i know of. - Goodreads
Robert Hughes' prose flows, clear and crisp. - Goodreads
Hughes identifies a selection of broad themes. - Goodreads

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The book provides a good and well written introduction to modern art: paintings, design, architecture, etc. The many pictures visualize the theories of the author and familiarize the reader with ... Read full review

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The Shock ofthe New is about just that: since Duchamp, 'art' has been trying to do just the one thing, shock us. Not all Art, of course, but this has been the leading trend, and the best-earning ... Read full review

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About the author (1981)

Hughes was born in Australia in 1938. Since 1970 he has lived and worked in the United States, where until 2001 he was chief art critic for Time, to which he still contributes. He is the recipient of a number of awards and prizes for his work.

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