Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
Essays on art and artists, from Holbein and Caravaggio to contemporaries including Hockney and Schnabel, by the noted Australian expatriate art critic, Robert Hughes. He not only discusses the particular skill of each artist but also addresses matters such as art teaching, art and the marketplace, and art as a social function.
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A year later, in 1933, he made the first of his many expatriations — to Italy, where
he settled in Milan to study architecture at the Polytechnic. "It was clear to me that
I could never become an architect, because of the horror of dealing with people ...
The past ten years have proved a weird time for architecture, and weirder still for
its public. In the United States, vast numbers of new buildings go up. Whole malls
and "living communities" rise overnight, like sprouting mushrooms in a ...
Before 1920 there was an American architecture, epitomized by Louis Sullivan
and Frank Lloyd Wright. But in the thirties its heritage was traded off for a mess of
ideological pottage, cooked up in the Bauhaus by various left-wing Germans and
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
Robert Hughes must be one of the finest users of language at work in the field of art criticism. His comments, whether you agree with them or not, are always a joy to read. Read full review
Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artistsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This collection brings together over 90 essays, many of which have already appeared in major journals. Hughes considers the Masters, 19th-century art and artists, the Modernist spirit, American and ... Read full review