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Author Cottington, David.

Title Modern art : a very short introduction / David Cottington
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005


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Description 152 pages ; 18 cm
Series Very short introduction ; 120
Very short introductions ; 120
Contents Introduction : modern art - monument or mockery? -- 1. Tracking the avant-garde -- 2. Modern media, modern messages -- 3. From Picasso to pop idols : the eminence of the artist -- 4. Alchemical practices : modern art and consumerism -- 5. Past the post : whatever next?
Summary "As witnessed by the spectacular success of Tate Modern and the newly reopened Museum of Modern Art in New York, public interest in modern art continues to grow. At the same time, there is much bewilderment about the works of art themselves, and about the term 'modern'." "Highlighting the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe to Tracey Emin's Bed, David Cottington's Very Short Introduction offers readers not only insight into the key ideas about modern art, but also explains its contemporary relevance and history."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-146) and index
Subject Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Art, Modern -- 19th century.
LC no. 2004027127
ISBN 0192803646 alkaline paper
0192803646 paperback alkaline paper