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Social History of Modern Art #04: Art in an Age of Civil Struggle, 1848-1871

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From the European revolutions of 1848 through the Italian independence movement, the American Civil War, and the French Commune, the era Albert Boime explores in this fourth volume of his epic series was, in a word, transformative. The period, which gave rise to such luminaries as Karl Marx and Charles Darwin, was also characterized by civic upheaval, quantum leaps in science and technology, and the increasing secularization of intellectual pursuits and ordinary life. In a sweeping narrative that adds critical depth to a key epoch in modern arts history, Art in an Age of Civil Struggle shows how this turbulent social environment served as an incubator for the mid-nineteenth centurys most important artists and writers.

Tracing the various movements of realism through the major metropolitan centers of Europe and America, Boime strikingly evokes the milieus that shaped the lives and works of Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Émile Zola, Honoré Daumier, Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the earliest photographers, among countless others. In doing so, he spearheads a powerful new way of reassessing how art emerges from the welter of cultural and political events and the artists struggle to interpret his surroundings. Boime supports this multifaceted approach with a wealth of illustrations and written sources that demonstrate the intimate links between visual culture and social change. Culminating at the transition to impressionism, Art in an Age of Civil Struggle makes historical sense of a movement that paved the way for avant-garde aesthetics and, more broadly, of how a particular style emerges at a particular moment.

About the Author

Albert Boime is professor of art history at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

            Illustrations

            Introduction

    1      Springtime and Winter of the People in France, 1848-1852

    2      Radical Realism and Its Offspring

    3      Radical Realism Continued

    4      The Pre-Raphaelites and the 1848 Revolutions

    5      The Macchia and the Risorgimento

    6      Cultural Inflections of Slavery and Manifest Destiny in America

    7      Biedermeier Culture and the Revolutions of 1848

    8      The Second Empires Official Realism

    9      Edouard Manet: Man About Town

  10      The Franco-Prussian War, the French Commune, and the Threshold of Impressionism

            Coda: Menzel and the Transition to Empire

            Notes

            Photo Credits

            Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226063287
Author:
Boime, Albert
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Neoclassical
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art, European - 19th century
Subject:
Art and society - Europe - History -
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Social History of Modern Art
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
385 halftones
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in

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