19th Century Art

19th Century Art

Book - 1984
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Revolution marked the 19th century in terms of politics, intellectual thought, and most surely in the area of art. In this volume, Janson and Rosenblum combine their scholarship talents to supply readers with yet another definitive art history, surveying painting and sculpture between 1776 and 1900 and demonstrating the influences of technology, politics, literature, and music on the art world. All the major names are represented (David, Goya, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rodin, etc.) as well as lesser masters from Victorian eccentrics and French academics to the Belgian Social Realists. Includes 500 illustrations, 89 of which are in color. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
In an extraordinary intellectual partnership, H. W. Janson and Robert Rosenblum explore the nineteenth century's creative wellsprings and present here the first comprehensive view of its achievements.
To match the opulence of their subject, the authors selected over 500 illustrations, of which 89 are faithfully reproduced in excellent color. Dr. Janson photographed many of the sculptures himself, and many of the paintings have never before been reproduced in color.
In their text, Rosenblum and Janson draw from the historical documentation of the period the dynamics of the making and viewing of art, examining the reciprocal influences of art and technology, art and politics, art and literature, art and music.
Ordered in terms of four broad historical divisions, the text begins in 1776 and ends with the dawn of the new century at the Paris World's Fair of 1900. And in contrast to most Francocentric views of the period, the fullest international representation is offered, ranging from Australia to the United States, from Mexico to Russia. Moreover, the revisionist attitudes that have been drastically altering our conceptions of nineteenth-century art are reflected here, so that in addition to an ample treatment of the usual honor roll of geniuses - David, Canova, Goya, Ingres, Courbet, Manet, Carpeaux, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Seurat, Munch, Rodin, among others - there is full coverage of countless lesser masters - Victorian eccentrics, French academics, Belgian Social Realists - who provide a rich context for the century's familiar masters.

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall ; New York : Abrams, c1984
ISBN: 9780136226215
Branch Call Number: 709.033 ROS Parry
Characteristics: 527 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: Nineteenth century art


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