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Description - The Art of Understanding Art by Hugh Moss

Have we completely missed the point of the modern western revolution in the arts? Hugh Moss thinks so, and here he presents a refreshingly original and thought-provoking new approach to understanding art. It not only makes sense of western art over the past century or more, but applies equally to the art of any culture at any time, all within one enlightening framework that, well ... works.

This new perspective is impossible to ignore - a theory that places art right at the centre of the evolution of human consciousness, as a key driver of the process.

Argued with intelligence, panache and wit, The Art of Understanding Art provides a delightfully entertaining read that will change the way you think about and look at art, whether you are a collector (or would like to be), a connoisseur, an academic, a student or of course an artist (or would like to be). It is illustrated with intriguing skill, depth and humour by Peter Suart.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781781256114
ISBN-10: 178125611X
Format: Hardback
(206mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hugh Moss

Hugh Moss ran a gallery specialising in Asian art in London's West End before moving to Hong Kong in the 1970s. In the 1980s he represented some of China's leading artists, and took up painting himself, becoming an accomplished artist. An acknowledged expert in Chinese snuff bottles, scholarly works of art and modern paintings, he has worked closely with the world's leading auction houses for over fifty years. Peter Suart is a writer and illustrator, musician and theatrical performer. He is the author/illustrator of the Tik and Tok books, and has illustrated several Folio Society volumes.

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