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Robert Hughes
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Robert Hughes was born in Australia in 1938. Beginning in 1970 he lived and worked in the United States, where until 2001 he was chief art critic for Time. His books include The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore, Nothing If Not Critical, Barcelona, Goya, and Things I Didn't Know. He was the recipient of numerous awards and prizes for his work. Hughes died in 2012.

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American Visions
The Epic History of Art in America
Written by Robert Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 648 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 9, 1999
Price: $50.00

Writing with all the brilliance, authority, and pungent wit that have distinguished his art criticism for Time and his greatly acclaimed study of modern art, The Shock of the New, Robert Hughes now addresses his largest subject: the history of art in America.

The intense relationship between the American people and... Read more >

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Barcelona

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 1993
Price: $21.00

This is Hughes's monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain. Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history, tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries, and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant... Read more >
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Barcelona

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2011
Price: $15.99

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The Fatal Shore
The epic of Australia's founding
Written by Robert Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1988
Price: $21.00

Winner of the 1987 Duff Cooper Prize

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England’s infamous convict transportation system. With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps.

"A brilliant and enduring achievement...history of the highest order combining thorough research with vivid narrative and thoughtful... Read more >
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The Fatal Shore
The epic of Australia's founding
Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $15.99

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Goya

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 7, 2006
Price: $29.95

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... Read more >
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Goya

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 23, 2012
Price: $20.99

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Nothing If Not Critical
Essays on Art and Artists
Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Rome
A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History
Written by Robert Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $18.95

From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome—as a city, as an empire, and as an origin of Western art and civilization.

Starting on a personal note, Hughes takes us to the Rome he first encountered... Read more >
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Rome
A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History
Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $12.99

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The Shock of the New

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 13, 1991
Price: $60.00

This book encapsulates the hundred-year history of modern art, from the birth of Cubism to the end of the Avant-garde. Robert Hughe's powerful response to painting, sculpture, architecture, his brilliantly expressive narrative voice, his lively scholarship and wit, and his critical poise combine to make this the best account one can... Read more >
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The Shock of the New

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 14, 2013
Price: $37.99

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Things I Didn't Know

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $18.95

Robert Hughes has trained his critical eye on many major subjects, from the city of Barcelona to the history of his native Australia. Now he turns that eye inward, onto himself and the world that formed him. Hughes analyzes his experiences the way he might examine a Van Gogh or a... Read more >
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Things I Didn't Know

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2009
Price: $14.99

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