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Hughes, American Visions. The Epic History of Art in America.

Hughes, Robert. American Visions. The Epic History of Art in America. London, The Harvill Press, 1997. 4°. IX, 635 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in excellent, as new condition. Rare in this excellent condition.

This is an exploration of America through the history of its art. It is a companion volume to the eight-part BBC-Television series. The book begins where American art itself began: five centuries ago, wth the Native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest through to the present. In between, it tells the story of how America's artistic tradition was created: by public taste, by a landscape of great variety; by a culture that stretched into dozens of foreign lands; and by numerous painters, sculptors and architects. Biographies, critical commentaries and anecdotes all make up this volume. Robert Hughes is the author of "Heaven and Hell in Western Art", The Shock of the New", "The Fatal Shore", "Nothing If Not Critical", "Barcelona", and "The Culture of Complaint".

"Behind every scintillating page of this book lies a wonderment at America today. The fact that Robert Hughes’s interests are wide and his understanding broad means that American Visions has a breathtaking cultural reach. It starts quite simply with an appreciation of the works, be they painting, furniture or architecture, and relates them with extraordinary insight to the times. There is no pointless obeisance to minorities (although deep understanding), there is no patronising elevation of women, and above all there is no cant. This is a wonderful book" Justin Cartwright, Financial Times

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Hughes - American Visions. The Epic History of Art in America.

Hughes - American Visions. The Epic History of Art in America.


Hughes - American Visions. The Epic History of Art in America.

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