Robert Hughes - American Visions
--- by William Hosley
from Amazon.com Review of the Book:
Australian-born art critic Robert Hughes, author of the highly acclaimed study of modern art, 'The Shock of the New' has made his home in the United States for the last 20 years. His latest undertaking, which he calls "a love letter to America," is his most massive: a 350-year history of art in America. Published in association with an eight-part PBS series of the same name, this is no scholarly text. With the same voracious wit and opinionated brilliance that have characterized his criticism for Time magazine, this tour-de-force spans three centuries of events, movements, and personalities that have shaped American society and its art.