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Posted April 11, 2013
This is the most amazing and comprehensive view of impressionism
This is the most amazing and comprehensive view of impressionism, the modern city and the birth of our consumer society. It suscinctly demonstrates that the Humanities are all encompassing. Impressionism wasn't just about art, it was about painting fashion and fueling an economy, about the new city, about the application of new technology, about marketing principles, about feminism and, while I could go on, when you see this gorgeous book and read the accompanying most relevant text, you pretty much get what was going on and how it changed Western civilization. If you want more, I'd suggest Zola's Au Bonheur des Dames about the Bon Marche, Baudelaire's Painter of Modern life and Stuart Ewen's All Consuming Images on style. (And if you're a Mr. Selfridge fan, reading Zola will give you the real story.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.