An Intelligent Person's Guide To Modern Art is the latest book in the "An Intelligent Person's Guide To..." series by Duckworth Publishing, which includes volumes on Ethics, Philosophy, Modern Culture, and many more topics. In this informative survey and critique, artist and author Stephen Farthing argues that professional art is its own worst enemy, as many artists create what he considers "tabloid art" that panders to the lowest common denominator. Calling for artists to take control of publicity rather than let it control them, An Intelligent Person's Guide To Modern Art holds back nothing, as I offers a fiery, determined look at the triumphs and foibles of the artistic world today. An Intelligent Person's Guide To Modern Art is a refreshingly candid and highly thought-provoking, persuasive manifesto, enhanced with a four-page insert of black-and-white photographs. Highly recommended for students of modern art, as well as art history and theory.