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Published: 24 February 2005

168 Pages | numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780192803641

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Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

David Cottington

Very Short Introductions

  • Much-needed, accessible approach that grapples clearly and provocatively with the complex idea of modern art
  • Cottington is the author of the best-selling book, Cubism
  • The book covers all main artists and movements, as well as the new developments in modern art
  • Examines key aspects of modern art using examples such as Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin's Bed (1999)
  • Looks at the role of the art dealer, from the main Cubist dealer, Kahnweiler to Charles Saatchi