Nothing If Not Critical

Nothing If Not Critical PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307809595
Size: 55.18 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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From Holbein to Hockney, from Norman Rockwell to Pablo Picasso, from sixteenth-century Rome to 1980s SoHo, Robert Hughes looks with love, loathing, warmth, wit and authority at a wide range of art and artists, good, bad, past and present. As art critic for Time magazine, internationally acclaimed for his study of modern art, The Shock of the New, he is perhaps America’s most widely read and admired writer on art. In this book: nearly a hundred of his finest essays on the subject. For the realism of Thomas Eakins to the Soviet satirists Komar and Melamid, from Watteau to Willem de Kooning to Susan Rothenberg, here is Hughes—astute, vivid and uninhibited—on dozens of famous and not-so-famous artists. He observes that Caravaggio was “one of the hinges of art history; there was art before him and art after him, and they were not the same”; he remarks that Julian Schnabel’s “work is to painting what Stallone’s is to acting”; he calls John Constable’s Wivenhoe Park “almost the last word on Eden-as-Property”; he notes how “distorted traces of [Jackson] Pollock lie like genes in art-world careers that, one might have thought, had nothing to do with his.” He knows how Norman Rockwell made a chicken stand still long enough to be painted, and what Degas said about success (some kinds are indistinguishable from panic). Phrasemaker par excellence, Hughes is at the same time an incisive and profound critic, not only of particular artists, but also of the social context in which art exists and is traded. His fresh perceptions of such figures as Andy Warhol and the French writer Jean Baudrillard are matched in brilliance by his pungent discussions of the art market—its inflated prices and reputations, its damage to the public domain of culture. There is a superb essay on Bernard Berenson, and another on the strange, tangled case of the Mark Rothko estate. And as a finale, Hughes gives us “The SoHoiad,” the mock-epic satire that so amused and annoyed the art world in the mid-1980s. A meteor of a book that enlightens, startles, stimulates and entertains.

Nothing If Not Critical

Nothing If Not Critical PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9781860468599
Size: 43.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 429
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Essays on the lives and works of over 80 artists, from Holbein to Warhol and beyond.

Nothing If Not Critical

Nothing If Not Critical PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 35.81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 429
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If Not Critical

If Not Critical PDF
Author: Eric Griffiths
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198805292
Size: 41.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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Eric Griffiths' lectures were attended by hundreds, yet the lectures were never turned into books. Published here for the first time, the ten lectures range across literary periods and European languages to address, among many other things, practical criticism, comedy, and tragedy.

Goya

Goya PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783896672056
Size: 50.43 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Artists
Languages : en
Pages : 446
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Goya

Goya PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307809625
Size: 73.20 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Robert Hughes, who has stunned us with comprehensive works on subjects as sweeping and complex as the history of Australia (The Fatal Shore), the modern art movement (The Shock of the New), the nature of American art (American Visions), and the nature of America itself as seen through its art (The Culture of Complaint), now turns his renowned critical eye to one of art history’s most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. With characteristic critical fervor and sure-eyed insight, Hughes brings us the story of an artist whose life and work bridged the transition from the eighteenth-century reign of the old masters to the early days of the nineteenth-century moderns. With his salient passion for the artist and the art, Hughes brings Goya vividly to life through dazzling analysis of a vast breadth of his work. Building upon the historical evidence that exists, Hughes tracks Goya’s development, as man and artist, without missing a beat, from the early works commissioned by the Church, through his long, productive, and tempestuous career at court, to the darkly sinister and cryptic work he did at the end of his life. In a work that is at once interpretive biography and cultural epic, Hughes grounds Goya firmly in the context of his time, taking us on a wild romp through Spanish history; from the brutality and easy violence of street life to the fiery terrors of the Holy Inquisition to the grave realities of war, Hughes shows us in vibrant detail the cultural forces that shaped Goya’s work. Underlying the exhaustive, critical analysis and the rich historical background is Hughes’s own intimately personal relationship to his subject. This is a book informed not only by lifelong love and study, but by his own recent experiences of mortality and death. As such this is a uniquely moving and human book; with the same relentless and fearless intelligence he has brought to every subject he has ever tackled, Hughes here transcends biography to bring us a rich and fiercely brave book about art and life, love and rage, impotence and death. This is one genius writing at full capacity about another—and the result is truly spectacular.

The Architects Louis Kahn

The Architects  Louis Kahn PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1612308465
Size: 57.99 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 17
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Louis Kahn was one of the most important architects of the twentieth century, hailed as a master of materials, but also of light. "The plan of a building," he once said, "should be read like a harmony of spaces created in light." Here, in this essay by the legendary art critic Robert Hughes, is Kahn's story.

Mit Dem Bauhaus Leben

Mit dem Bauhaus leben PDF
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783865726384
Size: 27.63 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 126
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The Fatal Shore

The Fatal Shore PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407054074
Size: 14.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 720
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An award-winning epic on the birth of Australia In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonise Australia. Documenting the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia, The Fatal Shore is the definitive, masterfully written narrative that has given its true history to Australia. 'A unique phantasmagoria of crime and punishment, which combines the shadowy terrors of Goya with the tumescent life of Dickens' Times

Things I Didn T Know

Things I Didn t Know PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407093495
Size: 16.58 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Robert Hughes, one of the most illuminating minds ever to have taken on the subjects of art and culture, uses his same critical abilities to give us a brutally intimate account of his early life, up until the time he quit Australia for the United States. Part memoir, part history lesson, part philosophical tract, Hughes uses his own experiences to examine the nature of art, war, sex, religion, writing and life itself. Piercing, razor-sharp, and above all, fearless, this is by far Hughes's most personal writing to date.

The Shock Of The New

The Shock of the New PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307815552
Size: 63.70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos.

Tacitus And Bracciolini

Tacitus and Bracciolini PDF
Author: John Wilson Ross
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732668711
Size: 26.75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 256
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Reproduktion des Originals: Tacitus and Bracciolini von John Wilson Ross

The Spectacle Of Skill

The Spectacle of Skill PDF
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030738599X
Size: 42.53 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 667
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A selection of the best writing by the most important--and thunderously outspoken--art and culture critic of our time, including approximately 125 never-before-seen pages from the unfinished second volume of his memoir, which he was working on at the time of his death in 2012. With an introduction by Adam Gopnik.