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Modern Art: A Crash Course (Crash Course)

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Remember the twentieth century — that weird and lurid dream we all woke up from a short while ago? What was that all about? Strange and baffling paintings (sometimes decorated with elephant dung); video loops; assemblages of steel, glass, plastic, and felt. What were these artists thinking?

Modern Art: A Crash Course attempts to answer that question. Here is an entertaining, reader-friendly guide to understanding the many movements of twentieth century art. Some of the works covered in this book are rude, some crude, some legitimate masterpieces. However, one thing is for certain: The 1900s were a century obsessed with its own modernity.

This appealing and genuinely amusing guide is lavishly illustrated and conveniently organized chronologically spread by spread, with no annoying cross-references. For the avid art lover — or for someone who just wants to be — Modern Art: A Crash Course is an irreverent, enjoyable trip.

About the Author

Cory Bell is an art historian and painter as well as the author of Literature: A Crash Course. No one is better suited to take on the mad world of modern art and win!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823009855
Subtitle:
A Crash Course
Author:
Bell, Cory
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Edition Description:
Watson-Guptill
Series:
Crash Course (Watson-Guptill)
Series Volume:
97, 2001
Publication Date:
20010401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.37x5.24x.67 in. .71 lbs.

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