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The Art of Understanding Art By Hugh Moss

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A refreshingly original and thought-provoking new theory of art, argued with intelligence, panache and wit.
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The Art of Understanding Art: A new perspective 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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About Hugh Moss

Hugh Moss' father was one of London's leading twentieth-century dealers in Asian art. In the early 1960s Hugh joined his father's company, Sydney L. Moss, Ltd, and in 1968 set up his own London gallery. In 1975 he established himself in Hong Kong, representing some of the best Chinese artists working outside mainland China. He has since become a well-known painter and calligrapher, working under his studio name ('The Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat') within the Chinese contemporary ink movement. He is acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts in Chinese snuff bottle, scholarly works of art and modern paintings. He has been married to Blossom Lee Xuemei for more than thirty years and has three grown-up children. He spends most of his time in Hong Kong, but still travels widely. Peter Suart is a writer and illustrator, musician and theatrical performer. He is the author/illustrator of the Tik and Tok books, and the illustrator of several Folio Society volumes including Gulliver's Travels and The Master and the Margarita. He is co-founder of 'the box', a Hong Kong theatrical music ensemble, and a regular performer of one man shows in Hong and the UK.

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The Art of Understanding Art: A new perspective by Hugh Moss
Hugh Moss
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