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The Short Story of Modern Art is a must-read introduction to modern art from the best-selling author Susie Hodge.

This fascinating pocket guide to art explains the how, why and when of modern art – who introduced certain techniques or genres, and why these 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.

More in the series:
The Short Story of Art by Susie Hodge (9781780679686)
The Short Story of Photography by Ian Haydn Smith (9781786272010)
The Short Story of Architecture by Susie Hodge (9781786273703)

Also from Laurence King Publishing
A World History of Art by John Fleming and Hugh Honour (9781856695848)