From Publishers Weekly
Time 's art critic assesses four centuries of Western art.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
This collection brings together over 90 essays, many of which have already appeared in major journals. Hughes considers the Masters, 19th-century art and artists, the Modernist spirit, American and European painters, and contemporary artists in prose that is historically informative, understandable, witty, and often opinionated. Perhaps most interesting is Hughes's introduction, a recognition and partial analysis of New York City's decline as the center of the art world. This well-written, thought-provoking collection will appeal to most who find art and the art world important and entertaining. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/90.- Jean Keleher, Wally Findlay Galleries, Chicago
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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