Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That From Slashed Canvas to Unmade Bed, Modern Art Explained

ISBN-10: 3791347357
ISBN-13: 9783791347356
Edition: 2012
Authors: Susie Hodge
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Description: Come on, you know you've thought it--while viewing a "masterpiece" of abstract art, you mutter, "A kid could do that." Here Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication date: 9/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Come on, you know you've thought it--while viewing a "masterpiece" of abstract art, you mutter, "A kid could do that." Here Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp's notorious Fountain and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko's multiforms and Carl Andre's uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work. In cleverly organized chapters such as "Objects/ Toys," "Provocations/Tantrums," and "People/Monsters," Hodges thoughtfully and definitively lays bare the perception that modern art is mere child's play.

Susie Hodge is an art historian, author and artist with over 80 books published, mainly on art and history. She also writes articles, web resources for museums and galleries, and gives workshops and lectures and schools, universities, museums, galleries, businesses and societies. She has taught in schools and colleges and contributes to radio and TV documentaries. She has an MA the History of Art and is a Fellow of the RSA.

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