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VOYA - Vikki Terrile
In its six books, this oEye on Arto series provides, well-documented summaries of the world of art, also featuring Art Conservation, Cubism, Romanticism, Sculpture, and The Artist's Tools. Impressionism is one of three titles looking at artists' movements. Parks examines the factors leading up to the ground-breaking change in painting style, how the now-beloved Impressionist masters suffered criticism and ridicule throughout their careers, and how they laid groundwork for innovations to follow. This title is as well-researched and documented as the others, and the supplemental information fleshes out this period in art history. The addition of photographs of every work mentioned would have been helpful, however, especially for youth who might not have enough background to fill in the blanks. The books focus exclusively on Western art history, so there is little diversity in the artists and movements profiled. School and public libraries looking for a way to introduce young people to that limited view of the art world, however, will find a fine beginning in this series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590189580
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: Eye on Art Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword     7
Introduction: "It Is Shocking...Complete Craziness"     10
The Roots of Impressionism     15
An Artistic Revolution     29
Growth and Turmoil     45
The Turning Point     59
Postimpressionism     76
Notes     93
For Further Reading     96
Index     98
Picture Credits     103
About the Author     104
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