Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That by Susie Hodge

Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That by Susie Hodge

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For skeptics and fans alike, this look at 100 controversial paintings and sculptures reveals just what is so special about artworks of apparent simplicity. Author Susie Hodge explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp’s notorious "Fountain" and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko’s multiforms and Carl Andre’s uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work. In cleverly organized chapters such as Objects/Toys, Provocations/Tantrums, and People/Monsters, Hodge thoughtfully and definitively lays bare the perception that modern art is mere child’s play.

  • Paperback with flaps
  • 224 pages with 100 color illustrations
  • Measures 7.7" x 5.1"
  • FINAL SALE: This item cannot be returned or exchanged
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