Cézanne and American Modernism

Overview

Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) is one of the great geniuses in the history of art, and his work has influenced a multitude of artists throughout Europe. Across the Atlantic, Cézanne’s paintings had a similarly catalytic effect on artists emerging in the United States during the early 20th century. Cézanne and American Modernism is the first book devoted specifically to his impact on American art and its eager reception there. It shows how American painters and photographers cemented Cézanne’s legacy by spreading their ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (16) from $23.14   
  • New (5) from $65.56   
  • Used (11) from $23.14   
Sending request ...

Overview

Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) is one of the great geniuses in the history of art, and his work has influenced a multitude of artists throughout Europe. Across the Atlantic, Cézanne’s paintings had a similarly catalytic effect on artists emerging in the United States during the early 20th century. Cézanne and American Modernism is the first book devoted specifically to his impact on American art and its eager reception there. It shows how American painters and photographers cemented Cézanne’s legacy by spreading their respect and admiration for his vision with their own art, writings, and exhibitions.

Examining Cézanne’s influence on more than a generation of American artists, this handsomely illustrated book features paintings and photography by Paul Strand, Marsden Hartley, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Demuth, Arshile Gorky, Charles Sheeler, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Maurice Prendergast, Morgan Russell, Max Weber, and many others. Cézanne’s far-reaching transformative impact on each artist’s aesthetic vision is explored, while extensive essays shed new light on a wide range of subjects from American collectors of his work and his shaping of modernism in the American West to the lasting resonance of his art on Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
By closely examining the paintings of American modernists such as Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, and John Marin in the reflected glow of Cézanne, Stavitsky (chief curator, Montclair Art Museum) and Rothkopf (senior curator, European painting & sculpture, Baltimore Museum of Art) plot and track the French artist's considerable influence in America from 1907 to 1930. This beautifully designed and illustrated exhibition catalog includes seven essays that illuminate not only how Cézanne influenced early 20th-century American artists but also the key roles those artists played in establishing and solidifying Cézanne's reputation in the United States. The catalog begins with 22 works by Cézanne that were likely seen by American artists and is followed by over 100 American works (paintings and photographs) that make up the bulk of the entries. Biographical essays for each artist track direct interactions (exhibitions, writings, and lectures) with Cézanne's work and a wonderful chronology helps to illuminate the ties that bound American artists to Cézanne. VERDICT This beautiful and insightful catalog is the first to delineate fully Cézanne's impact on early 20th-century American artists and represents important research in American art history that a broader public can appreciate.—Kraig Binkowski, Yale Ctr. for British Art, New Haven, CT
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300147155
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,026,430
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Stavitsky is Chief Curator of the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey. Katherine Rothkopf is Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)