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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Decline of the City of Mahagonny

Part One: Ancestors

Hans Holbein

Caravaggio

France in the Golden Age

Anthony Van Dyck

George Stubbs

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Goya

Zurbarán

Nicolas Poussin

Guido Reni

Inigo Jones

Jean-Siméon Chardin

John Constable

Antoine Watteau

Part Two: Nineteenth Century

German Romanticism

Edgar Degas

Courbet in Brooklyn

John Singer Sargent

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Winslow Homer

James Whistler

Pre-Raphaelites

Camille Pissarro

Thomas Eakins

Part Three: Into Modernism

Toulouse-Lautrec

Auguste Rodin

Van Gogh and Cloisonnism

Édouard Manet

Henri Rousseau

Vincent van Gogh, Part 1

Vincent van Gogh, Part 2

Paul Gaugain

Part Four: Europeans

René Magritte

Vasily Kandinsky

Giorgio de Chirico

Julio Gonzalez

Max Beckmann

Henri Matisse in Nice

Futurism

English Art in the Twentieth Century

Oskar Kokoschka

Giorgio Morandi

Late Picasso

Part Five: Americans

Thomas Hart Benton

Deco and Fins

Morris Louis

Diego Rivera

David Smith, Sculptures

David Smith, Drawings

Lee Krasner

Milton Avery

Jackson Pollock

Arshile Gorky

Joseph Cornell

Edward Hopper

Norman Rockwell

Mark Rothko in Babylon

Andy Warhol

Part Six: Contemporaries

Saul Steinberg

James Turrell

R. B. Kitaj

Roy Lichenstein

Nam June Paik

Richard Diebenkorn

Komar and Melamid

Howard Hodgkin

Louise Bourgeois

Philip Pearlstein

Robert Motherwell

Sandro Chia

Malcolm Morley

Julian Schnabel

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Requiem for a Featherweight

Willem de Kooning

Francis Bacon

Francesco Clemente

James Rosenquist

Alex Katz

Susan Rothenberg

Anselm Kiefer

Elizabeth Murray

David Hockney

Donald Sultan

Leon Kossoff

Eric Fischl

Sean Scully

Christopher Wilmarth

Bernard Berenson

Tom Wolfe: From Bauhaus to Our House

Brideshead Redecorated

Jean Baudrillard: America

Art and Money

The SoHoiad: or, The Masque of Art

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140165241
Author:
Hughes, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Art criticism
Subject:
Artists -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19920231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.52x5.54x.97 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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