The Shock of the New

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

Art & Design , Art History , Entertainment , Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/09/1991
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop


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 the heart of this book's success.

  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780500275825
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 1630g
  • Dimensions: 276 x 202 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
The Shock of the New
Does the Job!
Covers most of what we need to know about late 19 hundreds up until the 60s. RIP Robert Hughes.