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  - 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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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

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 (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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