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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They wanted the best public art they could get, and believed, with reason, that
Rivera could supply it. They thought him a cross between Whitman and Picasso.
To display such sympathies in the Depression made management look benign.
But people who wanted to get on with their own work avoided the Factory, while
the freaks and groupies and curiosity- seekers who filled it left nothing behind
them. Its silver-papered walls were a toy theater in which one aspect of the sixties
Berenson wanted to be a writer, but he imagined the act of writing as a means to
a further end — not the mere extrusion of thought onto a page, but the
demonstration of exemplary character, the writer as his final work of art. He
wanted, in short ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - 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. 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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