Art of the Extreme 1905-1914 (Hardback)
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Art of the Extreme 1905-1914 (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 30/09/2021
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The ten years leading up to the First World War were the most exciting, frenzied and revolutionary in the history of art. They were the crucible of Modernism, when Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism and Abstract Art all burst forth. Simultaneously the Old Master market boomed, and art itself was politically weaponised in advance of approaching war. What was the conventional art against which Modernism was rebelling? Why did avant-garde artists become so obsessed with themselves? What persuaded a few bold collectors to buy difficult modern art? And why did others pay so much money for Old Masters? Art expert Philip Hook brings to bear a unique perspective on the art of a unique and extreme decade.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788161855
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 36 mm
Edition: Main


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Praise for Rogue's Gallery Hook...writes suavely and racily ... has a fabulous ear for anecdotes ... his entertaining book has a Wodehousian tone that makes even the most heinous act it describes glint with comedy -- Waldemar Januszczak * Sunday Times *
Fascinating and elegantly written...both wise and timely -- William Boyd * Guardian *
Wonderfully entertaining ... full of cracking stories -- Hannah Rothschild * Mail on Sunday *
Fascinating ... Hook writes with honesty and wry detachment -- Robert Eustace * Telegraph *
A pleasure to read -- Michael Prodger * Times *

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