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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 ...
Before 192o there was an Amer1can 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
The dismantling of modernist dogma has been going on for ten years or more; it
has been a prime staple of architectural criticism and practice throughout one of
the most intense periods of building in American history. Everyone, including ...
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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