Impressionist New York

Impressionist New York

by William H. Gerdts
     
 

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The warm glow of another era illuminates New York City in this nostalgic tour around the turn-of-the-century metropolis during the heyday of Impressionism.

In this vivid chronicle of New York during the heyday of Impressionism, the city's history intersects with its art history. Organized geographically-with chapters on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, lower Manhattan,

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The warm glow of another era illuminates New York City in this nostalgic tour around the turn-of-the-century metropolis during the heyday of Impressionism.

In this vivid chronicle of New York during the heyday of Impressionism, the city's history intersects with its art history. Organized geographically-with chapters on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, lower Manhattan, Central Park, the waterfront and bridges, the outer boroughs, and so on-Impressionist New York offers a fresh new way of looking at urban images by the masters of American Impressionism.

One hundred full-color illustrations include paintings by such popular artists as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, and Ernest Lawson as well as striking but less-known work by Colin Campbell Cooper and the Canadian David Milne, plus Impressionist-influenced scenes by Ashcan School artists including Robert Henri and John Sloan. The extensive black-and-white illustrations comprise vintage photographs, etchings, and other historical glimpses of the city. In counterpoint to the text are numerous sidebars-by the artists themselves as well as observers such as Henry James and Frederick Law Olmsted-that offer pungent commentary on the pleasures and perils of metropolitan life.

This nostalgic tour around the turn-of-the-century metropolis will appeal not only to the myriad admirers of Impressionism, but also to modern-day New York visitors, city-dwellers, and exiles yearning to recapture the city's past.

Other Details: 160 illustrations, 100 in full color 224 pages 10 x 10" Published 1997

Author Biography: A leading authority on American Impressionism, Dr. William H. Gerdts has written extensivelyon that and many other topics in American art. His numerous books include three previous titles for Abbeville Press: American Impressionism, Art Across America, and Monet's Giverny: An Impressionist Colony. Dr. Gerdts held various museum and teaching posts before becoming Professor of Art History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896600737
Publisher:
Abbeville Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.81(d)

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