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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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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User Review  - Pieter - Goodreads

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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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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