The Shock of the New

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Knopf, 1991 - 444 pagina's
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An illustrated history of modern art describes the origins of modern painting, sculpture, and architecture, shows how world events affected the art, and explains why the movement is near its end

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Review: The Shock of the New

Gebruikersrecensie  - Zanna - Goodreads

Hughes' opinionated and politically charged biography of modern art and its dialogue with a culture in turmoil is always on the side of the radical against the status quo. He is harshly critical of ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: The Shock of the New

Gebruikersrecensie  - Fraser Kinnear - Goodreads

This was an epic read for me. I saw Hughes give an interview on Charlie Rose and kept his book in mind until I ran across it at my favorite book store in LA. I've read a few art history books before ... Volledige recensie lezen

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Over de auteur (1991)

Robert Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia on July 28, 1938. He studied art and architecture at the University of Sydney. He pursued art criticism mostly as a sideline while painting, writing poetry and serving as a cartoonist for the weekly intellectual journal The Observer. He left Australia and spent time in Italy before settling in London, where he became a well-known critical voice and wrote for several newspapers. He was chief art critic for Time magazine for over 30 years. He wrote several books including The Fatal Shore, American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America, Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America, Things I Didn't Know, and Rome. He also hosted an eight-part documentary about the development of modernism from the Impressionists through Warhol entitled The Shock of the New. It was seen by more than 25 million viewers when it ran first on BBC and then on PBS. He also wrote a book by the same name about the series. He died after a long illness on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74.

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