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Author Rubin, James Henry, author.

Title How to read Impressionism : ways of looking / James H. Rubin.

Publication Info. Antwerp : Ludion ; New York, NY : Abrams, [2013]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  759.054 R824h 2013    ---  Available
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Description 407 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-402) and index.
Contents Ways of looking -- Predecessors and innovators -- Colleagues and patrons -- Family and friends -- City life and urban views -- Fashion and entertainment -- Industry and technology -- Politics and society -- Interiors and still life -- Gender and sexuality -- Promenades and travel -- Sport and outdoor leisure -- Light and air -- Renewal and revival -- Techniques and other media -- Late work and legacy.
Summary "'How to read Impressionism' is a new, original exploration of the 19th-century art movement that changed art forever, and made household names of such painters as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Cassatt and others. James Rubin organizes this book by subject matter, rather than by artist or chronologically, looking at urban views and city life, interiors and still life, family and friends, and other common themes. In discussing Impressionism in this manner, he provides readers with the tools to think critically and analytically about the movement, and offers a new understanding of the collective momentum that drove the artists to work with such originality and commitment to modern themes. Through close readings and comparisons of specific paintings, and with a wealth of lush color illustrations, Rubin establishes links between the broad visual culture of the time period and the various Impressionist artists, and within the artists' own careers. The entire history of Impressionism is covered, in an entirely new way"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Impressionism (Art) -- Appreciation.
Impressionist artists -- Appreciation.
Art appreciation.
ISBN 9781419709968 (softcover)
1419709968 (softcover)

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