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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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 ...
selected essays on art and artists Robert Hughes ... with sanguine hopes of an
end to corruption on the banks of the Potomac, so it was widely imagined that the
Orphans' victory might provoke an appearance of a new morality in the art world.
They buy large quantities of art because they are infatuated with the art world as
a system. For them it is glamorous and slightly alien, full of people — above all,
young artists — who can be obsequious one moment and mysterious the next.
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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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