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Learning to Look at Modern Art, Paperback / softback Book


This companion volume to the author's Learning to Look at Paintings 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. Engaging and beautifully-written, this guide to art of the modern and postmodern period covers key art movements including:ExpressionismConstructivismthe BauhausSurrealismPop ArtConceptual ArtYoung British Artartistic 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages, 27 Illustrations, color; 112 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780415238120



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