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Hughes, Robert 1938-2012

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Works: 432 works in 1,423 publications in 7 languages and 38,904 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  Interviews  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Anecdotes  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Host, Writer of accompanying material, Commentator, Editor, Author of introduction, Adapter, Creator, Collaborator
Classifications: DU115, 994
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The fatal shore by Robert Hughes ( Book )
68 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the convict settlements in Australia based upon letters, diaries, and documents from the first landing in Botany Bay in 1788 to the last shipload of convicts in 1868
The Shock of the new by Robert Hughes ( Book )
85 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The hundred-year history of modern art ..."
American visions : the epic history of art in America by Robert Hughes ( Book )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The intense relationship between the American people and their surroundings has been the source of a rich artistic tradition. American Visions is a consistently revealing demonstration of the many ways in which artists have expressed this pervasive connection. In nine eloquent chapters, which span the whole range of events, movements, and personalities of more than three centuries, Robert Hughes shows us the myriad associations between the unique society that is America and the art it has produced: O My America, My New Founde Land explores the churches, religious art, and artifacts of the Spanish invaders of the Southwest and the Puritans of New England; the austere esthetic of the Amish, the Quakers, and the Shakers; and the Anglophile culture of Virginia. The Republic of Virtue sets forth the ideals of neo-classicism as interpreted in the paintings of Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, and the Peale family, and in the public architecture of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Latrobe, and Charles Bulfinch. The Wilderness and the West discusses the work of landscape painters such as Thomas Cole, Frederick Church, and the luminists, who viewed the natural world as the fingerprint of God's creation, and of those who recorded America's westward expansion, George Caleb Bingham, Albert Bierstadt, and Frederic Remington, and the accompanying shift in the perception of the Indian, from noble savage to outright demon. American Renaissance describes the opulent era that followed the Civil War, a cultural flowering expressed in the sculpture of Augustus Saint-Gaudens; the paintings of John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and Childe Hassam; the Newport cottages of the super-rich; and the beaux-arts buildings of Stanford White and his partners. The Gritty Cities looks at the post-Civil War years from another perspective: cast-iron cityscapes, the architecture of Louis Henri Sullivan, and the new realism of Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, the trompe-l'oeil painters, and the Ashcan School. Early modernism introduces the first American avant-garde: the painters Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella, Charles Demuth, Charles Sheeler, and Georgia O'Keeffe, and the premier architect of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright. Streamlines and Breadlines surveys the boom years, when skyscrapers and art deco were all the rage, and the bust years that followed, when painters such as Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, Thomas Hart Benton, Diego Rivera, and Jacob Lawrence showed Americans the way we live now. The Empire of Signs examines the American hegemony after World War II, when the abstract expressionists, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, et al., ruled the artistic roost, until they were dethroned by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, the pop artists, and Andy Warhol, while individualists such as David Smith and Joseph Cornell marched to their own music. The Age of Anxiety considers recent events: the return of figurative art and the appearance of minimal and conceptual art; the speculative mania of the 1980s, which led to scandalous auction practices and inflated reputations; and the trends and issues of art in the 1990s. 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. Lavishly illustrated and packed with biographies, anecdotes, astute and stimulating critical commentary, and sharp social history, American Visions is published in association with a new eight-part PBS television series. Robert Hughes has called it "a love letter to America." This superb volume, which encompasses and enlarges upon the series, is an incomparably entertaining and insightful contemplation of its splendid subject
Culture of complaint : the fraying of America by Robert Hughes ( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a call for the re-knitting of a fragmented and over-tribalized America--a deeply passionate book, filled with barbed wit and devastating takes on public life, both left and right of center. To the right, the author fires broadsides at the populist demagogy of Pat Buchanan, Pat Robertson, Jesse Helms and especially Ronald Reagan. To the left, he skewers political correctness, Afro-centrism, and academic obsessions with theory. PC censoriousness and "family-values" rhetoric, he argues, are only two sides of the same character, extrusions of America's puritan heritage into the present--and, at root, signs of America's difficulty in seeing past the end of the Us-versus-Them mentality implanted by four decades of the Cold War. This book is fired by a deep concern, but it is not a relentless diatribe. While the author lambastes some aspects of American politics and denounces political correctness, he offers a heartfelt defense of non-ideological multiculturalism as an antidote to Americans' difficulty in imagining the rest of the world--and other Americans
Goya by Robert Hughes ( Book )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: 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 Culture of Complaint), now turns his renowned critical eye to one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco Jos ̌de Goya y Lucientes. With characteristic critical fervor and sure-eyed insight, Hughes brings us the story of an artist whose life and work bridged the transition from the eighteenth-century reign of the old masters to the early days of the nineteenth-century moderns. With his salient passion for the artist and the art, Hughes brings Goya vividly to life through dazzling analysis of a vast breadth of his work. Building upon the historical evidence that exists, Hughes tracks Goya's development, as man and artist, without missing a beat, from the early works commissioned by the Church, through his long, productive, and tempestuous career at court, to the darkly sinister and cryptic work he did at the end of his life. In a work that is at once interpretive biography and cultural epic, Hughes grounds Goya firmly in the context of his time, taking us on a wild romp through Spanish history; from the brutality and easy violence of street life to the fiery terrors of the Holy Inquisition to the grave realities of war, Hughes shows us in vibrant detail the cultural forces that shaped Goya's work. Underlying the exhaustive, critical analysis and the rich historical background is Hughes's own intimately personal relationship to his subject. This is a book informed not only by lifelong love and study, but by his own recent experiences of mortality and death. As such this is a uniquely moving and human book; with the same relentless and fearless intelligence he has brought to every subject he has ever tackled, Hughes here transcends biography to bring us a rich and fiercely brave book about art and life, love and rage, impotence and death. This is one genius writing at full capacity about another₇and the result is truly spectacular
Barcelona by Robert Hughes ( Book )
38 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Barcelona, Spain as seen through its art and architecture
Rome : a cultural, visual, and personal history by Robert Hughes ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome, as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization covering the span from the city's origins more than two thousand years ago through the twentieth century. The founding of Rome is shrouded in legend, but current archaeological evidence supports the theory that Rome grew from pastoral settlements and coalesced into a city in the 8th century BC. It developed into the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and finally the Roman Empire. For almost a thousand years, Rome was the most politically important, richest and largest city in the Western world. This book tells the story of the Eternal City, from its earliest days right up to the present
Nothing if not critical : selected essays on art and artists by Robert Hughes ( Book )
31 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Age of anxiety ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eight part series presenting American history through its visual art, painting, sculpture, architecture and monuments. In this second segment early settlers in the "Promised land" strive to carve out an identity in a virgin land while in the West, Spanish missions use art to convert the natives. In the East, plain Protestant settlers are suspicious of art's pleasures while in Virginia, an exiled aristocracy, strives to recreate its ideal of England
Lucian Freud paintings by Robert Hughes ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the paintings of twentieth-century artist Lucian Freud, with illustrations
Heaven and hell in Western art by Robert Hughes ( Book )
16 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American visions by Robert Hughes ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a glimpse of American history through its visual art, painting, sculpture, architecture and monuments. Follows nearly three centuries of creativity, exploring a nation whose art mirrors its diversity
Frank Auerbach by Robert Hughes ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the most comprehensive publication to date and the only book in print on the work of Frank Auerbach, a painter who in recent years has become one of the preeminent artists of our age, widely admired for his vivid, impulsive, depictions of the world around him." "Auerbach, who was born in Berlin in 1931 and came to Britain when he was eight, paints, repeatedly, people he knows well and places he is familiar with. His drawings and paintings are strikingly immediate; their impact has urgency; they relate in various ways as much to certain preferred Old Masters as to the contemporary artists with whom he tends to be associated, notably Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud." "The book is definitive, featuring as it does 200 color plates together with a separate reference section comprising around 1,000 images-many of them not previously reproduced."--Dust jacket
Amish, the art of the quilt by Robert Hughes ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and German and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shock of the new by Robert Hughes ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Robert Hughes' history of modern art from cubism to pop and the avant-garde. The sequel to the BBC's Civilization series, picks up at the threshold of the 20th century. It is written and presented by Robert Hughes, art critic and senior writer for Time. Hughes draws on a wealth of documentary materials from the archives of the BBC, including rare footage and interviews with noted artists. The range of major figures includes Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, le Corbusier, Maz Ernst, Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock."--Container
Antonio Gaudí by Hiroshi Teshigahara ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Everything comes from the great book of Nature; human attainments are an already printed book."--Gaudi, end title screen. The Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor united Neo-Gothic mysticism and grandeur with Art Nouveau lines, combined with a surreal apprehension of the power of nature. Less of a documentary than a tribute, Teshigahara's film becomes a place to get lost, a radically hypnotic travelogue that's completely symbiotic with its subject. Almost wordless, this visual rhapsody is accompanied by music from composer Toru Takemitsu, whose free-floating East-meets-West impressionism and organic flow mimics the sprouting curvilinear shapes of Gaudi's buildings
The art of Australia by Robert Hughes ( Book )
25 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Colony 1788-1885; Heidelberg School 1885-96; landscape with various figures; Expatriates 1890-1930; Post-Impressionism 1913-38; the angry decade 1937-47; Stylists 1939-50; figures and images 1950-62; myths and personae 1947-62; abstract painting 1938-66
A jerk on one end : reflections of a mediocre fisherman by Robert Hughes ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In A Jerk on One End, Hughes traces his love of fishing back to his earliest boyhood on Sydney Harbor, Australia, and recounts the high and low points of his career with rod and reel - the first surge of triumph when he snagged a six-pound bonito, the shame of having his father catch him trout-fishing with live bait (the most perfidious failing in the eyes of every fly fisher), hair-raising shark tales he picked up on the Sydney waterfront."
The portable Magritte ; with an essay by René Magritte ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated study of the Belgian artist Magritte
Rome by Robert Hughes ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The founding of Rome is shrouded in legend, but current archaeological evidence supports the theory that Rome grew from pastoral settlements and coalesced into a city in the 8th century BC. This book tells the story of the Eternal City, from its earliest days right up to the present
 
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Alternative Names
Ch'juz, Robert
Hughes, Robert
Hughes, Robert Studley Forrest, 1938-2012
Robert Hughes
Хьюз, Роберт
ヒューズ, ロバート
Languages
English (537)
Spanish (8)
German (6)
Italian (5)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Catalan (1)
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