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Author Eisenman, Stephen.

Title Nineteenth century art : a critical history / Stephen F. Eisenman ; [with contributions by] Thomas Crow ... [et al.].

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.034 EIS 2002    Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description 428 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 414-417) and index.
Contents Introduction: Critical art and history -- CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM -- Patriotism and virtue: David to the young Ingres ; Classicism in crisis: Gros to Delacroix / Thomas Crow -- Tensions of enlightenment: Goya -- Visionary history painting: Blake and his contemporaries ; Nature historicized: constable, Turner, and romantic landscape painting ; Landscape art and romantic nationalism in Germany and America / Brian Lukacher -- NEW WORLD FRONTIERS -- Old world, new world: the encounter of cultures on the American frontier ; Black and white in America / Francis K. Pohl -- REALISM AND NATURALISM -- Generation of 1830 and the crisis in the public sphere -- Rhetoric of realism: Courbet and the origins of the avant-garde -- Photography, modernity, and art / David Llewellyn -- Decline of history painting: Germany, Italy, and France -- MODERN ART AND LIFE -- Manet and the Impressionists -- Issues of gender in Cassatt and Eakins / Linda Nochlin -- Mass culture and Utopia: Seurat and Neoimpressionism -- Appeal of modern art: Toulouse-Lautrec -- Abstraction and populism: Van Gogh -- Symbolism and the dialectics of retreat -- Failure and success of Cézanne.
Summary "This is a reconsideration of the origins of modern painting, sculpture and photography in Europe and North America. In the arenas of art and representation, the nineteenth century was a time of questioning, experimentation, discovery and modernization; artists challenged, as never before, prevailing definitions of art and the social order." "The revised and expanded edition of Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History embraces many aspects of the so-called 'new' art history - attention to issues of class and gender, reception and spectatorship, racism and Eurocentrism - while at the same time recovering the remarkable vitality, salience and subversiveness of the era's best art. Indeed, the authors insist that there is a profound sympathy between these new perspectives and the art under examination. For it was nineteenth-century artists who first addressed the issues that preoccupy audiences and scholars today: the relation between popular and elite culture, the legacy of the Enlightenment, the question of the canon, and the representation of workers, women and non-whites."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Art, Modern -- 19th century.
Art -- 19e siècle -- Histoire.
Added Author Crow, Thomas E., 1948-
ISBN 0500283354 (pbk.)
9780500283356 (pbk.)
050023793X (hardcover)
9780500237939 (hardcover)

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