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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But at the same time, few people outside the United States continue to believe in
the New York imperium; Europe has risen again, and with a vengeance. There is
much to suggest that in the 1980s New York not only lost its primacy as an art ...
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 ...
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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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