What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

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In the tradition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, art history with a sense of humor

Every year, millions of museum and gallery visitors ponder the modern art on display and secretly ask themselves, "Is this art?" A former director at London's Tate Gallery and now the BBC arts editor, Will Gompertz made it his mission to bring modern art's exciting history alive for everyone, explaining why an unmade bed or a pickled shark can be art-and why a five-year-old couldn't really… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


What Are You Looking At? is a book that most readers would probably not wish to read straight through over one or two evenings (it is, after all, 395 pages of text!). Each chapter, while building on the ones before, can also be read on its own.

The only knock against What Are You Looking At? is that it doesn't come with its own slideshow.

A bounteous buffet for passengers aboard the cruise ship Modern Art.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Plume (October 25, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 23 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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