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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Rousseau's innocence might have been invented to refresh the culturally
burdened. There you are, it declared: Late industrialism isn't so bad, it leaves little
pockets with elves like me in them. The urban primitive has no style — or rather
Granted the zippy registration of Katz's style and his constant ingenuity at fitting
stacks of faces into difficult and mannered formats, given his bonhomie and
sense of the social moment, the freshness of his color and the adroitness with
which he ...
The raison d'etre of this wholly alien style — monastic, severe, technology-
obsessed and full of socialist notions, stinking in Wolfe's twitchily
neoconservative nostrils of utopia and garlic — was worker housing. (This might
have surprised Mies's ...
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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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