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 is advisable, when visiting the Morris Louis retrospective now on view at New
York City's Museum of Modern Art, to recall the claims made for this painter ten or
fifteen years ago. In such work, the art historian Michael Fried once wrote, "what ...
For an art writer to have lived through one of the supreme periods in Western art
history, the forty years from 1890 to 1930, and not ... But after Matisse, from
Cubism and Futurism onward, modern art was in his eyes an abomination, the
work of ...
I will very tentatively suggest that to convert the rich man's spending money into
its modern equivalent — the kind of discretionary income that is spent on art
rather than meat and potatoes — one should multiply by about 100. Which gives
us at ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
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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