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Impressionism a Feminist Reading the Gendering of Art Science & Nature in the Nineteenth Century

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A new and original interpretation of Impressionism and nineteenth-century art and culture by a noted feminist art historian.

This book is a pioneering reading of Impressionism from a feminist perspective by a noted art historian. Norma Broude analyzes the philosophical underpinnings of landscape painting in the late nineteenth century discussing the critical misconceptions attached to Impressionism, in particular the work of Monet. She explores the theory of Romanticism and the historiography of Impressionism as well as scientific writings of the nineteenth century. The book challenges present art historical thinking, applying feminist critiques to the art, literature, and philosophy of the nineteenth century.

"An original and provocative book with brilliant flashes of insight into Impressionism's relationships to Romanticism, science, and Modernism". Marilynn Lincoln Board Women's Art Journal

Synopsis:

This book is a pioneering reading of Impressionism from a feminist perspective by a noted art historian. Norma Broude analyzes the philosophical underpinnings of landscape painting in the late nineteenth century, discussing the critical misconceptions attached to Impressionism and, in particular, the work of Monet. She explores the theory of Romanticism and the historiography of Impressionism as well as scientific writings of the nineteenth century. The book challenges present art historical thinking, applying feminist critiques to the art, literature, and philosophy of the nineteenth century.

About the Author

Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard are professors of art history at the American University in Washington, D.C., and are leading scholars in the field of feminist art history. Broude is the author of The Macchiaioli: Italian Painters of the Nineteenth Century (1987), Impressionism, A Feminist Reading: The Gendering of Art, Science, and Nature in the Nineteenth Century (1991), and Georges Seurat (1992). Garrard has written articles and reviews on feminism and art history, Jacopo Sansovino, Michelangelo and Raphael, and Renaissance sculpture. She is the author of Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art (1989) and, with Broude, the coeditor of Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany (1982).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064302326
Subtitle:
A Feminist Reading : The Gendering Of Art, Science, And Nature In The Nineteenth Century
Author:
Broude, Norma
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
Boulder, Colo. :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Feminism and art -- France.
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk.
Publication Date:
19970918
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.00x8.06x.51 in. 1.04 lbs.

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This book is a pioneering reading of Impressionism from a feminist perspective by a noted art historian. Norma Broude analyzes the philosophical underpinnings of landscape painting in the late nineteenth century, discussing the critical misconceptions attached to Impressionism and, in particular, the work of Monet. She explores the theory of Romanticism and the historiography of Impressionism as well as scientific writings of the nineteenth century. The book challenges present art historical thinking, applying feminist critiques to the art, literature, and philosophy of the nineteenth century.
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