How to Read a Modern Painting. Understanding and enjoying the modern masters

Author(s): Jon Thompson

History & Theory

Modern art, filled with complex themes and subtle characteristics, is a wonder to view, but can be intimidating and baffling to the casual observer. In this accessible, practical guide, Jon Thompson analyses more than 200 works of modern art, describing each artist's use of media and symbolism and provides biographical information to help the reader unlock the painting's meaning.


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Preface; From Courbet to Warhol; Bibliography; Topographical index Index of names; Photographic acknowledgements.

General Fields

  • : 9780500286432
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : February 2007
  • : 240mm X 170mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jon Thompson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : very good
  • : 400
  • : col. Illustrations