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The Shock of the New
Author: Robert Hughes

ISBN: 9780500275825
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1 July 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 20.3 x 3.1
Description:
'The definitive book on 20th-century art and design' - Creative Review

'Robert Hughes is the best of guides, enthusiastic, astringent neither smug nor condescending- The Observer

'Teeming with ideas an enormously enjoyable account of the state of play between art and society' - The Times

Takes the stuffing out of the subject where and when it can' - The Spectator

A tour de force of writing on art

This legendary book has been universally hailed as the best, the most readable and the most provocative account of modern art ever written.

Through each of the thematic chapters Hughes keeps his story grounded in the history of the 20th century, demonstrating how modernism sought to describe the experience of that era and showing how for many key art movements this was a task of vital importance.

The way in which Hughes brings that vitality and immediacy back through the well-chosen example and well-turned phrase is the heart of this book's success.

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