Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings of Robert Hughes 9781400044450, 9781101875919, 1400044456, 1101875917

“I am completely an elitist, in the cultural but emphatically not the social sense. I prefer the good to the bad, the ar

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Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings of Robert Hughes
 9781400044450, 9781101875919, 1400044456, 1101875917

Table of contents :
The Shock of the New. The Mechanical Paradise
The Faces of Power --
The Fatal Shore . The Harbor and the Exiles
A Horse Foaled by an Acorn
The Geographical Unconscious --
Nothing if Not Critical . The Decline of the City of Mahagonny
John Singer Sargent
James Whistler
Thomas Eakins
Jackson Pollock
Mark Rothko in Babylon
Andy Warhol
Julian Schnabel
Art and money --
Barcelona. The Color of a Dog Running Away
"If Not, Not"
Going to the Fair
The Hermit in the Cave of Making --
American Visions --
A Jerk on One End --
Goya. Driving into Goya
The Caprichos
War with Napoleon --
Things I Didn't Know. A Bloody Expat
A Sydney Childhood
Among the Cadets of Christ
Uni and After
Wading in Florence --
Rome. Prologue
Renaissance
Epilogue --
From the Unfinished Memoir. Coming to Time
SoHo
Graft --
Things You Didn't Know
My Friend Robert Rauschenberg
20/20
The Shock of the New
High Trash
Tuna Surprise
Long Island
Helga
Danton --
I Hardly Knew You.

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