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His earliest childhood memories, the elements of his genetic code as a painter,
were all about the weight and noise and feel of things he grew up with as a well-
off son of a water-mill owner in Suffolk, on the River Stour. "The sound of water ...
(He was not, as MOMA's excellent catalogue stresses, a customs inspector, but a
much lowlier form of bureaucratic life, a gahelou, or toll collector.) The dictionary
would go through a whole list of legendary things that Rousseau did not do or ...
And so letters, from the outset, presented themselves to Steinberg as things, and
he has "always had a theory that things represent themselves. The nature of the
question-mark is questionable: you always wonder how come the upper part of ...
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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