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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Making a complex subject comprehensible to ordinary readers, he has few if any
peers among contemporary art critics." , — Robert Taylor, The Boston Glohe "
Erudite, fearless, and furtny . . . The art criticism here, exploding with ideas and ...
Critics bring forth such borborygms when they are hypnotized by old radical
credentials. Barbara Rose once compared his portraits, quite favorably and with
a straight face, to Goya's. John Co- plans, former editor of Artforum, wrote that his
Twenty years ago, Motherwell's reflective temper, his unabashed reverence for
the Parisian past and, above all, his wish to bring modernist writing from
Mallarme to Joyce into the ambit of his art made critics uneasy. Surely this was all
a trifle ...
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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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