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A Concise History of Modern Painting (World of Art)

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    Herbert Read(Author) Benedict Read(Author)

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Comprehensive, authoritative, highly readable and generously illustrated, Herbert Read's text has been rightly acknowledged as "by far the best introduction to the subject" (Alan Bowness) and "throughout, lively and closely packed" (Hugh Casson). Here is modern painting from its roots in the work of Cezanne, through Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism and Dada in the early decades of the twentieth century and on to Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. The works of Frank Stella, Richard Hamilton, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, amongst many others, are discussed and analyzed by Caroline Tisdall and William Feaver in a lively final chapter that brings us up to present times and points to exciting new developments. 500 illus., 118 in color.

Sir Herbert Edward Read, (1893-1968) was an English anarchist poet, and critic of literature and art. He was one of the earliest English writers to take notice of existentialism, and was strongly influenced by proto-existentialist thinker Max Stirner.

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  • By Helen on 11 June 2013

    Herbert Read writes in a concise and coherent manner. This is a traditional and conventional history of modern painting which is easy to understand.

  • By Dr K. on 21 July 2016

    Very readable text created by a highly regarded art historian.

  • By Pi on 7 November 2016


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