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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His earliest childhood memories, the elements of his genetic code as a painter,
were all about the weight and noise and feel of things he grew up with as a well-
off son of a water-mill owner in Suffolk, on the River Stour. "The sound of water ...
The dictionary would go through a whole list of legendary things that Rousseau
did not do or see or say, things he cooked up himself (such as the innocent fiction
that he had been to Mexico in the army of Napoleon HI and had seen real ...
And so letters, from the outset, presented themselves to Steinberg as things, and
he has "always had a theory that things represent themselves. The nature of the
question-mark is questionable: you always wonder how come the upper part of ...
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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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