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Learning to Look at Modern Art

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Learning to Look at Modern Art by Mary Acton
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This companion volume to the author's Learning to Look at Paintings addresses some of the questions most commonly asked about modern art. Why does it appear so different from the art of the past? Why is it so difficult to understand? How should we approach it? Acton suggests that the best way to understand modern art is to look closely at it, and to consider the different elements that make up each art work - composition, space and form, light and colour and subject matter. Her engaging and beautifully-written guide to art of the modern and postmodern period covers key art movements including Expressionism, Constructivism, the Bauhaus, Surrealism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art and Young British Art, and artistic forms such as architecture and design, sculpture and installation as well as works on canvas. The book is richly illustrated with colour and black and white images by the artists, designers and architects discussed, ranging from Picasso and Matisse to Le Corbusier, Andy Warhol and Rachel Whiteread.
Release date NZ
June 3rd, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
112 black & white illustrations, 27 colour illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
384
Dimensions
138x216x24
ISBN-13
9780415238113
Product ID
1681335

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