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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Rauschenberg or Lichtenstein could play with this fascination while still keeping
their balance inside the fine-arts tradition. ... The numbed eclecticism of eighties
art, its fondness for pastiche and historical deck-shuffling, its vision of art history ...
Consider the implications for historical art first. One hundred years ago, old
master prices were low — with all exceptions granted — because the supply
exceeded the demand. From the attics of ducal homes in Kent to the crypts of
churches in ...
Because they have been stuffed with propaganda about the increasingly vital
role, the quiet power, of the collector, they mistake the events in this world for the
real stuff of art history, not noticing the extent to which it is a public-relations
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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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