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Robert Hughes (1) (1938–2012)

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Fatal Shore (1986) 3,896 kappaletta
Barcelona (1991) 767 kappaletta
Goya (2003) 488 kappaletta
Barcelona the Great Enchantress (2004) 206 kappaletta
Things I Didn't Know: A Memoir (2006) 195 kappaletta
Lucian Freud: Paintings (1987) 157 kappaletta
Amish: The Art Of The Quilt (1990) 107 kappaletta
The art of Australia (1970) 98 kappaletta
The Portable Magritte (2001) 72 kappaletta
Frank Auerbach (1990) 57 kappaletta
Heaven and Hell in Western Art (1968) 27 kappaletta
The Portable Van Gogh (1900) 22 kappaletta
The Portable Picasso (2003) 15 kappaletta
The Portable Matisse (2002) 15 kappaletta
The Portable Dalí (2003) 10 kappaletta
Donald Friend (1965) 9 kappaletta
Film 3 kappaletta
Andrew Wyeth in Perspective (2012) 2 kappaletta
Leesgids Australië (2003) 1 kappale
Goya: Crazy Like a Genius (2008) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation (1984) — Avustaja — 227 kappaletta
The Balthazar Cookbook (2003) — Johdanto, eräät painokset121 kappaletta
The Ern Malley Affair (1993) — Johdanto, eräät painokset; Jälkisanat, eräät painokset104 kappaletta
The complete paintings of Bruegel (1900) — Johdanto, eräät painokset60 kappaletta
The Reluctant Republic (1993) — Johdanto — 25 kappaletta
The Best Australian Essays 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Art of the Real : Nine American Figurative Painters (1983) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset; Esipuhe — 21 kappaletta
The Best Australian Essays 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta

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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 | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2024 |
This is a wonderful book, which tells Barcelona's story through the last two thousand years - though its main focus is the last thousand. Hughes' area of expertise is art and architecture, but in order to tell the story of Barcelona's cultural past and present, he has painted a vivid picture of the city's political and social past. Highly readable, this is a book so densely packed with information that it definitely merits a second, perhaps a third reading as an introduction to the history of this fascinating city.… (lisätietoja)
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Margaret09 | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |
Robert Hughes writes beautifully and I was enchanted with his book "the Shock of the New. And here, with "Barcelona" he's done a great job. I worked for four years in Spain and made a number of trips to Barcelona. Loved the place and managed to see a fair bit of it. Though, as a tourist, one never really gets to know a city. Hughes's book is mainly historical but some delightful sections about Picasso and Gaudi. I really liked the book and I'm sad to see kit going to a charity. But I have to downsize my library and this is one of the victims. The reality is that I will never be able to sit down and re-read it ....pity. I give it five stars.… (lisätietoja)
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booktsunami | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 17, 2024 |
Wow. wonderfully written. depressing. horrible. brutal. what an incredible story. very hard to believe that this was true and it most certainly was.
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RachelGMB | 53 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 27, 2023 |



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