Synopses & Reviews
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!