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Robert Hughes (1) (1938–2012)

Autor(a) de The Fatal Shore

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About the Author

Robert Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia on July 28, 1938. He studied art and architecture at the University of Sydney. He pursued art criticism mostly as a sideline while painting, writing poetry and serving as a cartoonist for the weekly intellectual journal The Observer. He left Australia and mostrar mais spent time in Italy before settling in London, where he became a well-known critical voice and wrote for several newspapers. He was chief art critic for Time magazine for over 30 years. He wrote several books including The Fatal Shore, American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America, Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America, Things I Didn't Know, and Rome. He also hosted an eight-part documentary about the development of modernism from the Impressionists through Warhol entitled The Shock of the New. It was seen by more than 25 million viewers when it ran first on BBC and then on PBS. He also wrote a book by the same name about the series. He died after a long illness on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Robert Hughes

The Fatal Shore (1986) 3,927 cópias, 54 resenhas
The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change (1980) 1,230 cópias, 7 resenhas
Barcelona (1991) 773 cópias, 14 resenhas
Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History (2011) 691 cópias, 18 resenhas
Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America (1993) 688 cópias, 2 resenhas
Goya (2003) 492 cópias, 6 resenhas
Barcelona the Great Enchantress (2004) 207 cópias, 7 resenhas
Things I Didn't Know: A Memoir (2006) 197 cópias, 2 resenhas
Lucian Freud: Paintings (1987) 158 cópias
Amish: The Art Of The Quilt (1990) 107 cópias
The art of Australia (1970) 98 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Portable Magritte (2001) 72 cópias, 1 resenha
Frank Auerbach (1990) 57 cópias, 1 resenha
The Portable Van Gogh (1900) 22 cópias
Master Paintings: The Phillips Collection (1994) 21 cópias, 1 resenha
The Portable Matisse (2002) 16 cópias
The Portable Picasso (2003) 15 cópias
The Portable Dalí (2003) 10 cópias
Donald Friend (1965) 9 cópias
Film 3 cópias
Andrew Wyeth in Perspective (2012) 2 cópias
Leesgids Australië (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Goya: Crazy Like a Genius (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Corberó a Cap Roig 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation (1984) — Contribuinte — 227 cópias
The Balthazar Cookbook (2003) — Introdução, algumas edições124 cópias
The Ern Malley Affair (1993) — Introdução, algumas edições; Posfácio, algumas edições104 cópias, 2 resenhas
The complete paintings of Bruegel (1969) — Introdução, algumas edições61 cópias
The Reluctant Republic (1993) — Introdução — 25 cópias
The Best Australian Essays 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias, 1 resenha
Art of the Real : Nine American Figurative Painters (1983) — Prefácio, algumas edições; Prefácio — 21 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best Australian Essays 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



100 years of modern art
Docent-MFAStPete | outras 6 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
The Phillips Collection: 19th and 20th century art
Docent-MFAStPete | May 27, 2024 |
Docent-MFAStPete | outras 5 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
This is a fine little book, a pared down version of Hughes’s bigger volume, Barcelona. For those who do not require a blow-by-blow account of Catalan history, this smaller book is just the thing.

Hughes loves Barcelona and knows it well. That he often means “Catalunya” when he says “Barcelona” is not too important if you’re not reading this for academic reasons. Yet it surprised me to read some other errors and inaccuracies.

The worst of them was his use of Castilian for several Catalan place names. Espluges de Llobregat is not the only example, but the only one that comes to mind. Not only does he know the history of the suppression of the Catalan language that was endured during Franco years, he writes about it in the book.

Other little annoyances were his description of castells, the human castles. They are not built in rings. They are built on a central frame of four men who are then fortified by a great mass, called a pinya (pineapple), which might have a choreography, but looks simply like a mass to the observer. And the sardanes danced in front of the cathedral are not spontaneous in that they are held weekly for most of the year and although the occasional Catalan or tourist might be surprised by the performance, most people who dance or come to hear the music know to come.

I lived in Barcelona for a couple of years and it is my favorite city too, so I notice these little things. Then again, I very much appreciate Hughes's well-informed description of and affection for this wonderful city.
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dvoratreis | outras 6 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |



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