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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It was a subject to which Degas brought special, almost fetishistic feeling, and a
later version of the same theme, The Coiffure, 1896, shows what a vehicle for
innovation it could be: by now the contours of the woman and her maid are
Marius was a self-made child of feeling, who had arranged his life so that ...
morality, Pater insisted — was art for art's sake, a distinterested precision of
feeling, a sense of minute discrimination elevated to the order of religion or
Nobody of intelligence in the art world believes the boom can go on forever.
There is a jittery feeling that we are heading for something like the slump that hit
the once dominant French art market in the fifties, in the decline of the Ecole de
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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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