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  • Barcelona The Great Enchantressby Robert Hughes

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 12.95

    Beginning with a vivid description of his wedding in the splendid medieval ceremonial chamber in Barcelona's city hall, Hughes launches into a lively account of the history, art, and architecture of the storied city. He tells of architectural treasures abounding in 14th-century Barcelona, establishing it as one of Europe's great Gothic cities, while... more...

  • Things I Didn't Knowby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    Robert Hughes has trained his critical eye on many major subjects, from the city of Barcelona to the history of his native Australia. Now he turns that eye inward, onto himself and the world that formed him. Hughes analyzes his experiences the way he might examine a Van Gogh or a Picasso. From his relationship with his stern and distant father to his... more...

  • The Fatal Shoreby Robert Hughes

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.70

    In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal... more...

  • Things I Didn't Knowby Robert Hughes

    Random House 2010; US$ 16.34

    Robert Hughes, one of the most illuminating minds ever to have taken on the subjects of art and culture, uses his same critical abilities to give us a brutally intimate account of his early life, up until the time he quit Australia for the United States. Part memoir, part history lesson, part philosophical tract, Hughes uses his own experiences... more...

  • Barcelonaby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    Barcelona is Robert Hughes's monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain. Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal... more...

  • The Fatal Shoreby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.00

    The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system. With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Nothing If Not Criticalby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.95

       As art critic for Time magazine, internationally acclaimed for his study of modern art, The Shock of the New , he is perhaps America?s most widely read and admired writer on art.  In this book:  nearly a hundred of his finest essays on the subject.    For the realism of Thomas Eakins to the Soviet satirists Komar and Melamid, from Watteau to... more...

  • The Shock of the Newby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 60.00

    A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Romeby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome?as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization, two subjects about which Hughes has spent his life writing and thinking. Starting on a personal note, Hughes takes us to... more...

  • Goyaby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 29.95

    Robert Hughes, who has stunned us with comprehensive works on subjects as sweeping and complex as the history of Australia ( The Fatal Shore ), the modern art movement ( The Shock of the New ), the nature of American art ( American Visions ), and the nature of America itself as seen through its art ( The Culture of Complaint ), now turns his renowned... more...