The spectacle of skill : selected writings of Robert Hughes / Robert Hughes.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A selection of the best writing by the most important--and thunderously outspoken--art and culture critic of our time, including approximately 125 never-before-seen pages from the unfinished second volume of his memoir, which he was working on at the time of his death in 2012. With an introduction by Adam Gopnik"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      The Shock of the New -- The Fatal Shore -- Nothing if Not Critical -- Barcelona -- American Visions -- A Jerk on One End -- Goya -- Things I Didn't Know -- Rome -- From the Unfinished Memoir.
    • Notes:
      Includes index.
    • Other Titles:
      Works. Selections
    • ISBN:
      9781400044450 (hardback)
      1400044456 (hardback)
      9781101875919 (ebook)
      1101875917 (ebook)
    • Accession Number:
      2015024311
    • Accession Number:
      ocn915135792
      915135792
    • Accession Number:
      fay.469686
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HUGHES, R.; HUGHES, R. The spectacle of skill : selected writings of Robert Hughes. [s. l.]: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. ISBN 9781400044450. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469686. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Hughes R, Hughes R. The Spectacle of Skill : Selected Writings of Robert Hughes. Alfred A. Knopf; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469686. Accessed December 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Hughes, R., & Hughes, R. (2015). The spectacle of skill : selected writings of Robert Hughes. Alfred A. Knopf. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469686
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hughes, Robert, and Robert Hughes. 2015. The Spectacle of Skill : Selected Writings of Robert Hughes. Alfred A. Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469686.
    • Harvard:
      Hughes, R. and Hughes, R. (2015) The spectacle of skill : selected writings of Robert Hughes. Alfred A. Knopf. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469686 (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hughes, R & Hughes, R 2015, The spectacle of skill : selected writings of Robert Hughes, Alfred A. Knopf, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Hughes, Robert, and Robert Hughes. The Spectacle of Skill : Selected Writings of Robert Hughes. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469686.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hughes, Robert, and Robert Hughes. The Spectacle of Skill : Selected Writings of Robert Hughes. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469686.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hughes R, Hughes R. The spectacle of skill : selected writings of Robert Hughes [Internet]. Alfred A. Knopf; 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469686

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 November #1

Hughes (1938–2012) was an expat Australian with fervent, symbiotic passions for looking at and writing about art, which he did with reverberating impact as Time magazine's art critic from 1970 to 2001. Gathering awards and igniting controversy, he also wrote books of blazing avidity and intellectual heft. In this suitably capacious collection, perceptively introduced by Adam Gopnick, readers will find well-selected essays from seven of Hughes's influential titles, including The Shock of the New (1980), American Visions (1997), and Rome (2011). Here, too, are sections of Hughes' first candid and funny memoir, Things I Didn't Know (2006), which focused on his Australian years, and well more than 100 pages (the "new" writings) of what would have been its companion volume. Fishing idylls and family tragedy inspired reflection, while Hughes' accounts of his adventures at Time, love affairs, and forays into television and of scandalously unethical acts by fellow critics are robustly entertaining, hilariously caustic, and boldly forthright. With a deep appreciation for history, intrepid critical acumen, and exultant command of language, Hughes is a bracing and provocative voice for the ages. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2015 August #3

The staggering erudition of Time art critic Hughes (1938–2012) is on full and glorious display in this impressive collection. Excerpts from his two best-loved books—The Fatal Shore, about his native Australia's history, and The Shock of the New, about modern art—are included, along with portions of his books on Goya, Rome, and Barcelona; essays on American modernists; and autobiographical material that includes previously unpublished essays. A sublime pleasure awaits readers: Hughes's use of language and description is lush and pointed, his wit incisive and ever-present, his particularity of detail enthralling. Those who relished The Fatal Shore (the excerpts from which will make readers hunger for the complete book) will find much to admire in his assessments of the art world, and those who knew only his art criticism will be beguiled by his autobiographical tales, which cover such varied topics as his catastrophic, near-fatal car accident in 1999 and his love of fishing. Whether he's taking down critic Clement Greenberg, expounding on the art market, describing the joys of Rome on a fine spring morning, or revisiting his childhood in Sydney, Hughes's voice remains distinctive, opinionated, and engrossing. New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik provides an insightful and eloquent introduction. (Nov.)

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