Shock of the New: The Hundred Year History of Modern Art.
by [Art History] Hughes, Robert.
A Near Fine tight copy with a small nick to the bottom edge of the rear board in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Australian born Hughes was for many years the art critic for Time Magazine and in the companion volume to his PBS series of the same name shows the revolution in art at the turn of the 20th century as reacting to the revolution in technology and living standards and the rapid changes in every part of society -- the "shock" of this race to "newnesss" that really starting picking up speed a hundred years ago. Hughes has a puckish sense of humor and willingness to express an opinion - even a negative opinion - about art and architectural movements. If you want to know what happened with 20th Century art, this is the book to explain it.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 23614