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GOYA by  Francisco y Lucientes (Artist)  Robert (Author) & Goya - Signed First Edition - 2003 - from Modern Rare (SKU: 22833)


GOYA by  Francisco y Lucientes (Artist)  Robert (Author) & Goya - Signed First Edition - 2003 - from Modern Rare (SKU: 22833)
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by Hughes, Robert (Author) & Goya, Francisco y Lucientes (Artist)

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  • Signed
  • First
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London, England: The Harvill Press, 2003. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. London, England: The Harvill Press, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 435 pages. Magisterial book-length account on subject. One of the greatest art books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. The production values of the British Edition are superior in every respect to the American. Presents Robert Hughes' "Goya". His definitive account - and third to the last book - about the Last Old Master and the First Modern. "Turns his renowned critical eye to one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco Jose 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. Brings Goya vividly to life through dazzling analysis of a vast breadth of his work. Tracks Goya's development, as man and artist, 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. 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" (Publisher's blurb). Robert Hughes died on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74. An absolute "must-have" title for Goya and Robert Hughes collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, dated, and inscribed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by the author: "For Paul and Mary Beth, with all best wishes, Bob Hughes Chappaqua Feb. '04". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The couple-recipients, Paul Schrader, the renowned film director, and Mary Beth Hurt, his brilliant actress-wife, who are named, were close friends of the late Robert Hughes. This title is a great book. This is the only such signed, placed, dated, and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (British) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Precedes and should NOT be confused with the American Edition. A matchless association copy. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> Supplemented with black-and-white and color plates. One of the most brilliant writers of our time on one of the greatest artists of all time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT HUGHES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1843430541.


Robert Hughes was born in Australia in 1938. Since 1970 he has lived and worked in the United States, where until 2001 he was chief art critic for Time, to which he still contributes. His books include The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore, Nothing If Not Critical, Barcelona, The Culture of Complaint, and American Visions. He is the recipient of a number of awards and prizes for his work.


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Hughes, Robert (Author) & Goya, Francisco y Lucientes (Artist)
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Fine Dust Jacket.
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First Edition. First Printing.
The Harvill Press
Place of Publication
London, England
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