The Shock of the New

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Knopf, 1991 - Art - 444 pages
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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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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review

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Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

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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