The shock of the new

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Knopf, 1981 - Art - 423 pages
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The hundred-year history of modern art ...

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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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A thoroughly engaging overview of SOME aspects of modern art. Hughes is erudite, opinionated and a bit crotchety, qualities that made him an excellent critic and observer. He also makes the wise ... Read full review

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Like I just said to my [new] friend (!) the brilliance of Hughes is his deeper philosophical recognitions (evidenced in the brilliant title) and his writing on Goya (especially in his 2003 book 'Goya ... 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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