Nature's Workshop: Renoir's Writings on the Decorative Arts

Nature's Workshop: Renoir's Writings on the Decorative Arts

by Robert L. Herbert
     
 

This book transforms our perception of Renoir's biography, and his social and intellectual status. Renoir is revealed to be both a radical and a reactionary, bitterly opposing the factory system that stripped the worker of initiative, turning him into a machine. The book provides not only invaluable insights into Renoir, but also a much-needed comparative study of…  See more details below

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This book transforms our perception of Renoir's biography, and his social and intellectual status. Renoir is revealed to be both a radical and a reactionary, bitterly opposing the factory system that stripped the worker of initiative, turning him into a machine. The book provides not only invaluable insights into Renoir, but also a much-needed comparative study of the decorative arts in nineteenth-century France and Britain. All eleven texts (articles and letters for newspapers, draft essays etc.) are published both in English with a commentary by Herbert, and in French. Four introductory chapters by Herbert precede the texts. Includes unpublished writings, including Renoir's Grammar of Art, long thought to be lost.

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ISBN-13:
9780300081367
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.15(d)

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