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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For the first impulses, the slow probings and swift appraisals of a face, one must
consult the drawings: something easier said than done in America until now.
Although there are paintings by Holbein in U.S. collections, the body of his
When Saint- Gaudens got back to New York in 1875, he met up with the men
whose shared efforts would utterly transform the face of public art in America —
the architects H. H. Richardson, Charles McKim and Stanford White, and the
If this means anything, it can be only that Katz's large flat paintings of figures and
faces have qualities of abstract design; but there is no serious figurative artist of
whose work this cannot be said, so it is hard to see why Katz should be credited ...
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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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