Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
Penguin Books, 1 feb. 1992 - 429 pagina's
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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But at the same time, few people outside the United States continue to believe in
the New York imperium; Europe has risen again, and with a vengeance. There is
much to suggest that in the 1980s New York not only lost its primacy as an art ...
York, in other words, remains a center but not, as its art world used to imagine,
the center. Moreover, its centrality is based mainly on the market, and the market
has nothing to do with cultural vitality. A few years ago, a popular neo-Marxist ...
"Has there ever been an artist," asked Peter Schjel- dahl at the end of a
panegyric on Warhol's fatuous show of society portraits at New York's Whitney
Museum of American Art two years ago, "who so coolly and faithfully, with such
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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. Volledige review lezen
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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 ... Volledige review lezen
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