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Heaven and Hell in Western Art

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The worst horrors of the 20th century derive from politics or science or both. This was not always the case. For a millennium & a half the worst horrors were theological. The fear of hell & the hope of heaven gave shape to some of the greatest achievements of the pictorial art of Europe.

On this eschatological basis, Australian-born critic Robert Hughes has compile
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288 pages
Published October 1968 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd (London) (first published 1968)
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Erik Graff
May 25, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Western art history fans
Recommended to Erik by: Janny Marie Willis
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My girlfriend during the end of college in Iowa and through most of seminary in New York was so well-read in so many fields that I made considerable effort to catch up with her by reading many of the books from her library. This was one of them.
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Robert Studley Forrest Hughes, AO was an Australian art critic, writer and television documentary maker who has resided in New York since 1970. He was educated at St Ignatius' College, Riverview before going on to study arts and then architecture at the University of Sydney. At university, Hughes associated with the Sydney "Push" – a group of artists, writers, intellectuals and drinkers. Among the ...more
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