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  • Published: 15 February 2002
  • ISBN: 9780712605632
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $55.99

About Modern Art

Critical Essays 1948-2000 (Revised Edition)


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The revised edition of David Sylvester's highly acclaimed collection of essays on twentieth century artists, with a new final section of eight new essays.

About Modern Art is the long-awaited collection of David Sylvester's essays on twentieth-century artists. This is not dry, remote, academic criticism: it has an immediacy and passion which leave one with an inspiring sense of the relevance and importance of art to life.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2002
  • ISBN: 9780712605632
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $55.99

About the Author

David Sylvester

David Sylvester (1924-2001) was a critic of international standing, an authority on contemporary art, and author of key works on Magritte, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon, as well as the acclaimed essays About Modern Art, Interviews with American Artists and the short account of his early life, Memoirs of a Pet Lamb.

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