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And the sense of entropy is compounded by the decay of New York civic life, not
a problem in Paris. Up to a certain point, the grit, dirt and struggle of Manhattan
were a stimulus to artists: all kinds of special poetries and particular looks arose ...
York, in other words, remains a center but not, as its art world used to imagine,
the center. Moreover, its centrality is based mainly on the market, and the market
has nothing to do with cultural vitality. A few years ago, a popular neo-Marxist ...
Selected Essays on Art and Artists Robert Hughes. York's Museum of Modern Art,
in a retrospective organized by Kynaston McShine. Having had four exhausting
months of its Picasso retrospective, the Modern can now relax — after a fashion,
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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