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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Steinberg. The life of the creative man is led, directed and controlled by boredom.
Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. It is also one of the
most difficult, because the amusement always has to be newer and on a higher ...
But if he is the doyen of cartoonists, Steinberg is also — to a growing number of
his colleagues — a "serious" artist of the first rank. "In linking art to the modern
consciousness," declares art critic Harold Rosenberg, "no artist is more relevant ...
Geraghty had finally convinced his stubborn and rather unvisual editor, Harold
Ross, to like Steinberg's work and sponsor him. In July 1942, Steinberg landed in
Miami and caught a bus to New York, enjoying the "noble view, as from ...
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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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