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The Resource Goya, Robert Hughes

Goya, Robert Hughes

Label
Goya
Title
Goya
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hughes
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: 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 critical eye to one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco Još de Goya y Lucientes. With characteristic critical fervor and sure-eyed insight, Hughes brings us the story of an artist whose life and work bridged the transition from the eighteenth-century reign of the old masters to the early days of the nineteenth-century moderns. With his salient passion for the artist and the art, Hughes brings Goya vividly to life through dazzling analysis of a vast breadth of his work. Building upon the historical evidence that exists, Hughes tracks Goya's development, as man and artist, without missing a beat, from the early works commissioned by the Church, through his long, productive, and tempestuous career at court, to the darkly sinister and cryptic work he did at the end of his life. In a work that is at once interpretive biography and cultural epic, Hughes grounds Goya firmly in the context of his time, taking us on a wild romp through Spanish history; from the brutality and easy violence of street life to the fiery terrors of the Holy Inquisition to the grave realities of war, Hughes shows us in vibrant detail the cultural forces that shaped Goya's work. Underlying the exhaustive, critical analysis and the rich historical background is Hughes's own intimately personal relationship to his subject. This is a book informed not only by lifelong love and study, but by his own recent experiences of mortality and death. As such this is a uniquely moving and human book; with the same relentless and fearless intelligence he has brought to every subject he has ever tackled, Hughes here transcends biography to bring us a rich and fiercely brave book about art and life, love and rage, impotence and death. This is one genius writing at full capacity about another--and the result is truly spectacular
Action
Committed to retain
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7113.G68
LC item number
H83 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1746-1828
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goya, Francisco
  • Getscher, Robert H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goya, Francisco
  • Goya, Francisco
  • Goya, Francisco
  • Goya, Francisco de
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Spain
  • Schilderijen
  • Prenten
  • Tekeningen
Label
Goya, Robert Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [409]-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Driving into Goya -- Goya's beginnings -- Coming to the city -- From tapestry to silence -- Witches and angels -- The Caprichos -- The fall of the Bourbons -- War with Napoleon -- The restoration -- Exile in France -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
51223558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 429 pages
Isbn
9780394580289
Lccn
2002043281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)51223558
Label
Goya, Robert Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [409]-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Driving into Goya -- Goya's beginnings -- Coming to the city -- From tapestry to silence -- Witches and angels -- The Caprichos -- The fall of the Bourbons -- War with Napoleon -- The restoration -- Exile in France -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
51223558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 429 pages
Isbn
9780394580289
Lccn
2002043281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)51223558

Library Locations

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      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
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