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What Are You Looking At?

150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye
Lu par : Roy McMillan
Durée : 13 h et 16 min
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz, read by Roy McMilllan. What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but zanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art; and why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. Your next gallery trip is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting.

©2014 Will Gompertz (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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  • Global
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  • Beatriz Santana
  • 26/10/2015

What are you looking at 150 years of modern Art

Would you listen to What Are You Looking At? again? Why?

Amazing book! I purchased it to help me with a modern art class and I loved it. I would recommend it,

What was one of the most memorable moments of What Are You Looking At??

I enjoyed the whole book.

Have you listened to any of Roy McMillan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Every chapter was interesting and informative.

Any additional comments?

Great way to understand what happened with art at this time.

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  • Chipper
  • 21/01/2015

Good book. Well read.

Informative overview, real knowledge with a good sense of humor. Reader delivers it perfectly. Well worth a listen for art lovers and those curious.

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  • Valeriya
  • 08/12/2018

Amazing and the most profound book for a beginner like me

I’ve read a lot of other books about the art history , but this one is the most profound and interesting . So many references and explanations of why the art piece is considered art. Why this art piece is there in terms of the history and art history context

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  • Dora D
  • 28/06/2018

A seamlessly woven story of modern art.

This is a very solid introductory book into modern art (and even a bit of contemporary art). Gompertz provides a systematic, clearly explained (though slightly oversimplified - but that is to be expected from a "popular" book) history of modern art and mentions all the most notable names, movements, dates, and works. But all of this is integrated into a series of stories which make the book fun to read and the information in it just so easy to remember.

I would definitely recommend reading it rather than listening to it even though all the works are easy to visualize the way Gompertz describes them. You can always look them up, but this is just an unnecessary complication and gets in the way of really enjoying the book.

Even though the book is quite basic, which is to be expected from something that covers such a broad range of subjects, I think a good number of professionals (art historians, art history students, museologists, gallery-workers, etc.) could definitely benefit from Gompertz's simple approach to art and, more importantly, his uncomplicated way of writing about art.

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  • Nigel
  • 30/08/2016

Nothing short of awesome

An amazing journey through a little over a century of art and artists. Fascinating insights into the gamut of modern art movements. Detailed analysis of many different pieces of art. All built into a magnificent synthesis of the how the big picture flowed through history. I really enjoyed this book and heartily recommend it to anyone with one or more artistic bones in their being.

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  • Darren
  • 08/04/2016

Good read for any level of art knowledge

Read this to refresh my knowledge of art, was very easy to listen to. Strongly recommended!

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  • MARCO
  • 25/04/2015

Really good! Strongly Recommended

The book gives a plain full landscape of Art to better understand it! It reminds me what I studied when I was a fresh man in my first year of university.

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  • Ben
  • 03/04/2015

An insightful listen

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and highly recommend it.

I was a little sceptical as to how an art book would go as an audio book but as I have a bit of an art background I thought why not. So glad I did. Will covers in detail the movement and inspiration of the various art movements from the impressionists to today. Insightful, funny and a great performance by Roy McMillan. I did stop the book at times to google the various artworks he described but I found that did not impact on my enjoyment at all.

Five stars without a doubt.

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