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The Asian Modern

John Clark

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$35.00 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-981-14-0607-2

500 pages
9.25" × 6.9"
531 color illustrations
2021
Distributed by Penn State University Press for National Gallery Singapore

The Asian Modern

John Clark

John Clark’s magisterial The Asian Modern reconstructs the notion of art and its historiography. Writing about the history of the Asian modern through the social life of artists, he generates a new paradigm for the narration of art. The Asian Modern meticulously charts his analysis of art in Asia from the 1850s to the present day, and is an invaluable resource for the scholar and layman alike.

 

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John Clark’s magisterial The Asian Modern reconstructs the notion of art and its historiography. Writing about the history of the Asian modern through the social life of artists, he generates a new paradigm for the narration of art. The Asian Modern meticulously charts his analysis of art in Asia from the 1850s to the present day, and is an invaluable resource for the scholar and layman alike.

John Clark is Emeritus Professor in Art History at the University of Sydney, the author of five books and editor or co-editor of another five. His Asian Modernities: Chinese and Thai Art of the 1980s and 1990s won the Best Art Book Prize of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand in 2011. His most recent book is Modernities of Japanese Art.

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