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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The bones of the empire rose from the soil and reconstituted themselves as an
aesthetic imperium. When Italian artists began to take a systematic interest in the
relics of antiquity, the classical past was seen to contain whole systems of norms
As they did so, his reputation steadily grew, and he began to enter that choppy
strait, much roiled by the currents of American aesthetic puritanism, where the "
illustrator" or "cartoonist" finds his reputation crossing to that of "artist.
And what is not worth studying for aesthetic ends can generally be revived by an
appeal to the sensibility of camp. Twenty years ago antique had an agreed-upon
meaning: it denoted something not less than a hundred years old. Today it is ...
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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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