The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change (Paperback)Robert Hughes (author)
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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.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 1640 g
Dimensions: 276 x 202 x 29 mm
Edition: Updated and enlarged edition
'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 genuine landmark, presenting the story of 20th-century art with unparalleled immediacy' - Elle Decoration