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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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Educated, loving, pithy and aggressive description of aspects of the history of Modern Art. Great read. Read full review

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User Review  - Kaveri - Goodreads

the best introduction to modern art i know of. down-to-earth, witty and opinionated writing that manages to survey the main currents of modernism without the dumbing-down that surveys often resort to. 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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