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The Art of Understanding Art: A new perspective Hardcover – 3 Dec 2015

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  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (3 Dec. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178125611X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781256114
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 830,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A refreshingly original and thought-provoking new theory of art, argued with intelligence, panache and wit.

About the Author

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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