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Artquake : the most disruptive works in modern art

Artquake : the most disruptive works in modern art

Author: Susie Hodge
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers, 2021. ©2021
Series: Culture quake.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'ArtQuake' tells the stories of 50 pivotal works that shook the world, telling the fascinating stories behind their creation, reception and legacy. Causing fascination and intrigue in some, repulse and scorn in others, these cutting-edge totems celebrated novelty and innovation and defined twentieth-century art. From Gustave Courbet's The Bathers (1853) to Marcel Duchamp's Fountain (1917); Yves Klein's Anthropology  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susie Hodge
ISBN: 9780711254763 0711254761
OCLC Number: 1259543257
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Breaking traditions: 1850-1909 --
The horrors of war: 1910-1926 --
Conflict and degeneracy: 1927-1955 --
Commercialism and protest: 1956-1989 --
Beyond the frame: 1990-present.
Series Title: Culture quake.
Other Titles: Art quake :
Responsibility: Susie Hodge.


An alternative introduction to modern art, focusing on the stories of 50 key works that consciously questioned the boundaries, challenged the status quo and made shockwaves we are still feeling today.


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Exciting premise, lackluster execution

by thursdayb (WorldCat user published 2022-01-06) Poor Permalink

While I was initially excited about the premise of Artquake, I found the actual book somewhat disappointing. The book promises to present ‘the most disruptive works in modern art’ but mostly sticks to the better known leaders of various art movements. While those movements may...
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