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Montreal, Quebec 1995 Hardcover New in New dust jacket Large Quarto 552 pp; This is a great book in excellent condition with solid binding, a completely clean tight unmarked ... interior, and a crisp unmarked dust jacket. This attractive book includes pictorial endpapers, beautiful BW photos and full color reproductions, bibliography, and appendices. Jacket protected in a clear Brodart cover. This catalogue of the exhibition presented at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from June 8 to October 15, 1995 examines the late 19th century through the prism of a major intellectual and artistic movement: Symbolsim.; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. Read more Show Less

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782891921947
  • Publisher: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts/Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 9.97 (w) x 12.51 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 15
Lost Paradise 17
I The Waning of Culture 23
At the Threshold of Symbolism: Van Gogh's "Sower" and Gauguin's "Vision after the Sermon" 104
Music for the Eye: Wagner and Symbolist Painting 116
II The Self beyond Recovery 125
From Anguish to Ecstasy: Symbolism and the Study of Hysteria 224
Closed Eyes, Symbolism and the New Shapes of Suffering 235
"Of Oneself", "To Oneself": Symbolism, Individualism and Communication 242
III The Homeland Regained 251
Belgium at the Turn of the Century: Nationalism without Borders 264
Divisionist Painting in Italy: Modern Chromatics and New Symbols 274
Eugene Jansson and the Swedish Symbolist School 283
The Finnish View of Symbolist Painting: From Antinous Myth to Kalevala Mysticism 285
The Image of Death and the Myth of the Resurrection: Romantic Sources of Polish Symbolism 293
IV The Cycles of Life 303
Arabesques 376
Microbes and Maladies: Bacteriology and Health at the Fin de Siecle 385
V New Territories 395
"Cette Enchanteresse Matiere": Symbolism and the Decorative Arts 406
The Dream of Beauty, or Truth Is Beauty, Beauty Truth: Photography and Symbolism, 1890-1914 428
Illustrated Symbolist Books 450
VI Towards Regeneration 457
List of Works Exhibited 507
List of Figures 529
Bibliography, 1984-1994 533
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