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What are you looking at? : 150 years of modern art in the blink of an eye

By: Gompertz, Will

0241965993 / 9780241965993
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20 cm xxi, 435 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Reprint. Illustration on inside cover. Originally published: London: Viking, 2012.

What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever.

From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art.

You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cezanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art, why your five year-old really couldn't do it.

Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask.

Your next gallery trip is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting.


ACV History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900, ACX History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -

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