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The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers

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The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand-new city, equipped with boulevards, cafés, parks, and suburban pleasure grounds--the birthplace of those habits of commerce and leisure that constitute "modern life." Questioning those who view Impressionism solely in terms of artistic technique, T. J. Clark describes the painting of Manet, Degas, Seurat, and others as an attempt to give form to that modernity and seek out its typical representatives--be they bar-maids, boaters, prostitutes, sightseers, or petits bourgeois lunching on the grass. The central question of The Painting of Modern Life is this: did modern painting as it came into being celebrate the consumer-oriented culture of the Paris of Napoleon III, or open it to critical scrutiny? The revised edition of this classic book includes a new preface by the author.

Synopsis:

The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand-new city, equipped with boulevards, cafés, parks, and suburban pleasure grounds--the birthplace of those habits of commerce and leisure that constitute "modern life." Questioning those who view Impressionism solely in terms of artistic technique, T. J. Clark describes the painting of Manet, Degas, Seurat, and others as an attempt to give form to that modernity and seek out its typical representatives--be they bar-maids, boaters, prostitutes, sightseers, or petits bourgeois lunching on the grass. The central question of The Painting of Modern Life is this: did modern painting as it came into being celebrate the consumer-oriented culture of the Paris of Napoleon III, or open it to critical scrutiny? The revised edition of this classic book includes a new preface by the author.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-324) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691009032
Preface:
Clark, T. J.
Author:
Clark, Timothy J.
Author:
Clark, T. J.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Painting - Other Specific Subjects
Subject:
Painting, modern
Subject:
Painting, french
Subject:
Impressionism (art)
Subject:
Impressionism.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art and architecture
Subject:
European History
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Paris.
Subject:
Painting, French -- France -- Paris.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 color plates 118 halftones
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.62 in 31 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand-new city, equipped with boulevards, cafés, parks, and suburban pleasure grounds--the birthplace of those habits of commerce and leisure that constitute "modern life." Questioning those who view Impressionism solely in terms of artistic technique, T. J. Clark describes the painting of Manet, Degas, Seurat, and others as an attempt to give form to that modernity and seek out its typical representatives--be they bar-maids, boaters, prostitutes, sightseers, or petits bourgeois lunching on the grass. The central question of The Painting of Modern Life is this: did modern painting as it came into being celebrate the consumer-oriented culture of the Paris of Napoleon III, or open it to critical scrutiny? The revised edition of this classic book includes a new preface by the author.
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