The Art of Understanding Art

A new perspective

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 theoretical 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.

Book data
Print book ISBN: 978 1 78125 611 4
ebook ISBN:  978 1 78283 235 5
Category: Art
UK publication date: 3 December 2015
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd, London www.profilebooks.com
Price: £9.99/US$15.99
Extent: 184 pp
Format: 198mm x 129mm, hardback
Territories: World

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The Art of Understanding Art