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The Shock of the New
The Shock of the New
by Robert Hughes
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I know nothing about the visual arts so you can be assured anything I say I've stolen from Hughes's The Shock of the New. A distillation of his eight-part BBC/Time-Life television series, the book details the genesis of modern painting, sculpture, and... (read more)

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How to Read a Modern Painting: Lessons from the Modern Masters
How to Read a Modern Painting: Lessons from the Modern Masters
by Jon Thompson
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How does an artists interpretation of historical events alter our understanding of them? Kings, queens, presidents, and generals from Alexander the Great to Theodore Roosevelt have commissioned paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs of major... (read more)

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100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age
100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age
by Kelly Grovier
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Just as Picasso’s Guernica or Gericault’s Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. Kelly Grovier curates a compelling list of one... (read more)

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Modernism
Modernism
by Charles Harrison
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This work looks at Modernist art of the 20th century, in order to show exactly what are the defining characteristics of modernism. It also looks at the critical reaction, both positive and negative, to such work.... (read more)

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What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
by Will Gompertz
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Channeling Bill Bryson’s engaging style, a former director of London’s Tate gallery wields his wit and expertise in this smart, entertaining narrative tour of modern art. We all know what modern art looks like. We’ve seen Monet’s... (read more)

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Modernism in Art, Design and Architecture
Modernism in Art, Design and Architecture
by Christopher Crouch
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The cultural processes of the Enlightenment and the subsequent development of industrial cultures informed the early ideas of Modernism and led to a world of rapid communication, fast cars and cities filled with skyscrapers and consumer goods. This book... (read more)

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Visual Arts in the Twentieth Century
Visual Arts in the Twentieth Century
by Edward Lucie Smith
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In this lucid and coherent history of the century of modernism, renowned art writer Edward Lucie-Smith approaches his material in a novel way. Rather than presenting 20th-century visual arts as merely a succession of various styles, he goes beyond to... (read more)

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After Modern Art, 1945-2000 (Oxford History of Art)
After Modern Art, 1945-2000 (Oxford History of Art)
by David Hopkins
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Following a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements of modern art, giving careful attention to the artists' political and cultural worlds. Styles include Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and... (read more)

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The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Series on Genomics, Bioe)
The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Series on Genomics, Bioe)
by Suzanne Anker
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The gene has become a cultural icon and an increasingly rich source of imagery and ideas for visual artists. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary painting and sculpture, The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age explores the moral and bioethical... (read more)

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Area: 1983-1987
Area: 1983-1987
by Eric Goode
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The fabled New York nightclub Area opened its doors in September 1983 and virtually overnight became the nexus of one of the most vibrant downtown art and club scenes in New York. Despite its short-lived history (it closed in 1987), Area was the place... (read more)

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What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
by Will Gompertz
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In the tradition of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, art history with a sense of humor Every year, millions of museum and gallery visitors ponder the modern art on display and secretly ask themselves, "Is this art?" A former director at London's Tate Gallery... (read more)

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Machine Art, 1934
Machine Art, 1934
by Jennifer Jane Marshall
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In 1934, New Yorks Museum of Modern Art staged a major exhibition of ball bearings, airplane propellers, pots and pans, cocktail tumblers, petri dishes, protractors, and other machine parts and products. The exhibition, titled Machine Art, explored these... (read more)

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Modern Art 3RD Edition Revised & Updated
Modern Art 3RD Edition Revised & Updated
by Sam Hunter
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Richly illustrated and clearly focused, this book surveys the genesis, development, and culmination of modern European/American painting, sculpture, architecture, and conceptual art--from postimpressionism through the most recent developments in the... (read more)

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Transcendental Realism: The Image-Art of Egoless Coincidence with Reality Itself
Transcendental Realism: The Image-Art of Egoless Coincidence with Reality Itself
by Adi Da Samraj
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Adi Da Samrajs collateral exhibition at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia (2007), Transcendental Realism, marks the first time his work is being shown to the public. The commentary he offers in these essays can help to appreciate the astonishing scopeand... (read more)

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Modern Starts: People, Places, Things
Modern Starts: People, Places, Things
by John Elderfield
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Abandoning customary labels and chronological ordering, ModernStarts offers fresh thinking about works of art. People treats the great period of early modern figurative art from Matisse, Rodin, and Munch; Places features landscapes and cityscapes by such... (read more)

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Introducing Modernism
Introducing Modernism
by Chris Rodrigues
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Explores the avantgarde milieu of Picassso, Joyce Schoenberg and other modern masters.... (read more)

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Concepts of Modern Art From Fauvism 3RD Edition
Concepts of Modern Art From Fauvism 3RD Edition
by Nikos Stangos
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A key book for anyone interested in twentieth-century art... (read more)

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Fantastic Art (Basic Art)
Fantastic Art (Basic Art)
by Walter Schurian
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This book brings together a colorful mixture of various works focusing on themes of the fantastic and surreal, starting with B?cklin's Toteninsel and including Dorothea Tanning, Max Ernst, Hans Bellmer's dolls, the Australian painter Sidney Nolan, Giger... (read more)

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Art Tribes
Art Tribes
by Achille Oliva
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After the avant-garde of the 50s and 60s shattered the canon of art styles into numerous and often amorphous groups of artists, "tribes" now seems the only identity system that can describe these shape shifting contemporary art movements. Modern art... (read more)

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20th Century Art Book Mini Edition
20th Century Art Book Mini Edition
by Phaidon Press
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Presenting a new and original way of bringing art alive, this mini edition offers a gallery of 500 artists and their works plus a jargon-free Glossary of artistic terms and an international directory of museums and galleries. 500 color illustrations.... (read more)

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