The Shock of the New
Publish date: September 2nd 1991
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
Hughes' opinionated and politically charged biography of modern art and its dialogue with a culture in turmoil is always on the side of the radical against the status quo. He is harshly critical of the academy and establishment, and of regressive regimes, movements and critiques. He hates oppression...
Incredibly well-written, though not my personal favorite. To tell the truth, I'm not a big fan of modern art, but this book manages to pique my little interest.