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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is wide (and ably discussed in the catalogue by Gert Schiff and Stephan
Waetzoldt). "One might come closest to a definition of their aspirations," writes
Schiff in his catalogue essay on early-nineteenth-century artists such as Friedrich
, Runge ...
A list of Schnabel's "sources" would be long, as would a catalogue of the images
he has appropriated in his magpie search for the stuff of major statements.
Perhaps, with the art industry needing dissertations that amplify the hum of myth,
The reviews and catalogue essays thus far have favorably compared him with
Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Jackson Pollock, Frederic Remington, Caspar
David Friedrich, Cole Porter and Fred Astaire. "Katz's astonishing achievement,"
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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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