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Robert Hughes

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
Written by Robert Hughes
Knopf | Trade Paperback | November 1999
$50.00/62.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70365-2 (0-375-70365-9)

Writing with all the brilliance, authority, and pungent wit that have distinguished his art criticism for Time magazine 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... Read more






Barcelona
Written by Robert Hughes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1993
$21.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74383-5 (0-679-74383-9)

Barcelona is Robert 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... Read more






The Fatal Shore
Written by Robert Hughes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1988
$21.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-75366-9 (0-394-75366-6)

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. Read more






Goya
Written by Robert Hughes
Knopf | Trade Paperback | November 2006
$29.95/39.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71128-2 (0-375-71128-7)

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






Rome
Written by Robert Hughes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$18.95/22.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-71168-8 (0-375-71168-6)

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... Read more






The Shock of the New
Written by Robert Hughes
Knopf | Trade Paperback | August 1991
$60.00/68.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72876-4 (0-679-72876-7)

A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos. Read more






Things I Didn't Know
Written by Robert Hughes
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2007
$18.95/22.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-38598-7 (0-307-38598-1)

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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