American Visions: Epic History of Art in America

Author: Hughes, Robert
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 608
Pub Date: 02/10/1997
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781860463723
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview This exploration of America through its history of art is a companion volume to the eight-part BBC-Television series. The book begins where American art itself began: five centuries ago, with the Native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest through to the present.
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Writing with all the brilliance, authority and pungent wit that have distinguished his art criticism for Time magazine and his greatly acclaimed study of modern art, The Shock of the New, Robert Hughes now addresses his largest subject: the history of art in America. The intense relationship between the American people and their surroundings has been the source of a rich artistic tradition. American Visions is a consistently revealing demonstration of the many ways in which artists have expressed this pervasive connection. In nine eloquent chapters, which span the whole range of events, movements and personalities of more than three centuries, Robert Hughes shows us the myriad associations between the unique society that is America and the art it has produced.

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