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Published: 26 May 2005

152 Pages | 29 halftones

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192803641

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Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

David Cottington

Very Short Introductions

  • This book grapples clearly and provocatively with the complex idea of modern art
  • The author, David Cottington, writes clear and accessible, free of jargon but not of challenging ideas and arguments
  • 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