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The Spectacle of Skill by Robert Hughes

The Spectacle of Skill

The Spectacle of Skill by Robert Hughes
Nov 29, 2016 | 688 Pages
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“An eye-opener. [The Spectacle of Skill] contains some of the most nakedly emotional prose [Hughes] ever committed to paper.” —The New York Times

“Hughes wrote many kinds of things in a career that spanned four decades . . . but his primary goal was always the same: to entertain, especially while he was educating. The Spectacle of Skill will serve as a generous reminder to all those familiar with Hughes’s prose of just how dazzlingly he succeeded at that goal, and it will introduce newcomers to one of the great critical voices of the late 20th century.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“[The Spectacle of Skill] echo[es] with an erudite authority that would seem impossible to obtain in our day, and a bombast that would be unbearably rude. The combination, conveyed in a clear and entertaining prose, will feel nostalgic even to those who come to know [Hughes] only by this book.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Art writing is rarely readable and hardly ever done well. Few did it better than Robert Hughes.” —Chicago Tribune

“For anyone who wishes emphatically to know what is what in the here and now.” —The Wall Street Journal

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