Take Five: Including Crossroads and Sculpture @ Miranda

By Guy Somerset In Take Five

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3rd January, 2013
1 It comes from Thames & Hudson, one of the most respected art book publishers in the world, so Susie Hodge’s WHY YOUR FIVE YEAR OLD COULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT: MODERN ART EXPLAINED ($29.99) escapes accusations of dumbing down. Author and art historian Hodge acknowledges the wariness and scepticism many feel towards modern art and seeks to ease it by taking 100 key but frequently derided works and explaining in lay terms the ideas and aesthetic values behind them. Wonderfully, each entry contains a short breakout box that takes the book’s title literally: for the ...

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