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The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change

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This legendary book has been universally hailed as the best, the most readable and the most provocative account of modern art ever written. Through each of the thematic chapters Hughes keeps his story grounded in the history of the 20th century, demonstrating how modernism sought to describe the experience of that era and showing how for many key art movements this was a task of vital importance. The way in which Hughes brings that vitality and immediacy back through the well-chosen example and well-turned phrase is ...

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The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change
1991, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500275825

Updated and enlarged edition

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The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change
1991, BBC Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780563209065

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The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change
1980, BBC Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780563177807

Hardcover

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