Modern Art

Modern Art

A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2005
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Through an investigation of the history of modern art, the contemporary relevance of this pivotal artistic movement is explained. Concise and accessible, Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction interrogates the ideas of modern art. It questions the notions of what qualifies as 'modern', and explores the ways in which modern art relates to contemporary and postmodern movements. Provocative and engaging, Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction is an ideal guide for gallery goers, students, and all those either interested in, or confused by, the idea of modern art.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780192803641
Branch Call Number: N6490 .C68 2005
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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Jun 28, 2017

Fluently written, but there was a whole chapter devoted to women artists (why would the genitals of an artist imbue an artwork with aesthetic properties?), for no reason it seems than mere academic fashion. The few images that there are in the book are very small and reproduced in black and white. Other books like "50 Modern artists you should know" or "50 works of modern art you should know" are better than this one for the same purpose.


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