Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
The most controversial art critic in America--author of the bestselling The Fatal Shore and The Shock of the New--looks with love and loathing, wit and authority, at art and artists from the past to the present. Hughes evokes and defines the essences, works and worlds of a wide range of artists.
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No set pieces! Please, no set pieces!" He made no bones about hating the
country. His life and work amount to a definition of urbanity. Paris is unthinkable
without Manet; Manet unimaginable without Paris. Both were joined again last
spring in ...
Hopper belonged to the first generation of American artists whose work voted for
secession from Paris. In 1927 he stated his belief that "now or in the near future"
— the caution was typical of the man — "American art should be weaned from its
Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona, 11 Palazzo Grassi, Venice, "Futurismo
& Futurismi," 173-7 Palladio, Andrea, 74, 75 Panofsky, Erwin, 366 Paris, 3-4, 7,
16, 18, 25-7, 37, 49, 56, 59, 68, 89, 98, 112, 140, 155, 403; as an art capital, 25-7;
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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
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