Art of the Extreme 1905-1914 (Hardback)

Philip Hook

The ten most revolutionary years in art ever, covered by former Sotheby's director Philip Hook.

The ten years leading up to the First World War were the most exciting, frenzied and revolutionary in the history of art. They were the crucible of Modernism, when Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism and Abstract Art all burst forth. Simultaneously the Old Master market boomed, and art itself was politically weaponised in advance of approaching war.

What was the conventional art against which Modernism was rebelling? Why did avant-garde artists become so obsessed with themselves? What persuaded a few bold collectors to buy difficult modern art? And why did others pay so much money for old masters?

Art expert Philip Hook brings to bear a unique perspective on the art of a unique and extreme decade.

Publication date: 09/09/2021

£30.00

ISBN: 9781788161855

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature, History & Classics

Art of the Extreme 1905-1914 (Ebook)

Philip Hook

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The ten most revolutionary years in art ever, covered by former Sotheby's director Philip Hook.

The ten years leading up to the First World War were the most exciting, frenzied and revolutionary in the history of art. They were the crucible of Modernism, when Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism and Abstract Art all burst forth. Simultaneously the Old Master market boomed, and art itself was politically weaponised in advance of approaching war.

What was the conventional art against which Modernism was rebelling? Why did avant-garde artists become so obsessed with themselves? What persuaded a few bold collectors to buy difficult modern art? And why did others pay so much money for old masters?

Art expert Philip Hook brings to bear a unique perspective on the art of a unique and extreme decade.

Publication date: 09/09/2021

£18.99

ISBN: 9781782835158

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B08WF5H5H7

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature, History & Classics

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Praise for Rogue's Gallery

Hook...writes suavely and racily ... has a fabulous ear for anecdotes ... his entertaining book has a Wodehousian tone that makes even the most heinous act it describes glint with comedy

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Waldemar Januszczak Sunday Times

'Fascinating and elegantly written...both wise and timely'

William Boyd Guardian

'Wonderfully entertaining ... full of cracking stories'

Hannah Rothschild Mail on Sunday

'Fascinating ... Hook writes with honesty and wry detachment'

Robert Eustace Telegraph

'A pleasure to read'

Michael Prodger Times

Philip Hook

Philip Hook

Philip Hook is a Board member and senior director of Impressionist & Modern art at Sotheby's in London. He previously worked at Christie's in the 19th Century Paintings Department. He has appeared regularly on Antiques Roadshow and is the author of five novels and many books on the art world, including Breakfast at Sotheby's (2013) which was a book of the year in the Sunday Times, Spectator, Financial Times, Guardian and Mail on Sunday.