A short story of modern art
The Short Story of Modern Art is a pocket guide to key movements, works, themes and techniques. It explains the how, why and when of modern art – who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter.
Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works – from the realist painting of Courbet to a contemporary installation by Yayoi Kusama – and then links them to the most important movements, themes and techniques. Accessible, concise and richly illustrated, the book reveals the connections between different periods, artists and styles, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of modern art.
‘[Susie Hodge’s] down-to-earth style of writing encourages relationships with these artists, and further exploration into whichever direction a curious mind is led. The books build upon each other in an exciting and engaging manner. The Short Story of Modern Art will allow the reader to feel more at ease, more confident, and more educated about the world of art.’