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So the idea of the capital city helped breed two of the most durable elements in
the artistic avant-garde: the sense of not having a fixed self, of being free to invent
; and the idea of the artist as subversive. These combined to raise two chief ...
Europe with its more fixed orders might resist change, thereby creating one kind
of avant-gardism, in opposition to ... The tyranny of the past could be
counteracted by an equal and opposite reign of the future — an avant-garde
forever gazing ...
The Futurists, unlike the Cubists, realized that the newspapers wanted to run
sensational stories about weirdos, not virtuously tolerant reviews of the avant-
garde. Marinetti brilliantly used this appetite by trumpeting an art movement as a
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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