Nineteenth-Century European Art / Edition 2

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This survey explores the history of nineteenth-century European art and visual culture. Focusing primarily on painting and sculpture, it places these two art forms within the larger context of visual culture–including photography, graphic design, architecture, and decorative arts. In turn, all are treated within a broad historical framework to show the connections between visual cultural production and the political, social, and economic order of the time. Topics covered include The Classical Paradigm, Art and Revolutionary Propaganda In France, The Arts under Napoleon and Francisco Goya and Spanish Art at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century. For art enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to learn more about Art History.

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This is the story, in pictures and words, of the art of Europe when talent and time converged to create an explosive and enduring mix as intense as the century in which it unfolded. Chu (art history, Seton Hall Univ.; French Realism and the Dutch Masters) superbly conveys the interconnectedness of art, history, culture, society, and politics in easy-to-digest fashion. A broad selection of issues and artists-including such luminaries as Goya, Delacroix, Ruskin, and Caspar David Friedrich-are brought together and accorded a commonality that transcends their styles and sentiments. Chu approaches Europe's century of unprecedented social and political change in 20 chronologically arranged chapters, taking readers from the emergence of Rococo to the Paris Exposition of 1900. The lives of individual artists are seamlessly incorporated into the broader intellectual and artistic stage. With more than 500 illustrations (200 in color) and sidebars focusing on specific topics, the volume is well assembled, eloquently written, and deeply engaging. This era is already well covered, but this new volume is among the best single-volume resources. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-Edward K. Owusu-Ansah, CUNY Coll. of Staten Island Lib. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131886438
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/30/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.44 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 12
Introduction 13
1 Rococo, Enlightenment, and the Call for a New Art in the Mid-Eighteenth Century 19
2 The Classical Paradigm 41
3 British Art During the Late-Georgian Period 71
4 Art and Revolutionary Propaganda in France 93
5 The Arts Under Napoleon 109
6 Francisco Goya and Spanish Art at the Turn of The Eighteenth Century 139
7 The Beginnings of Romanticism in the German-Speaking World 157
8 The Importance of Landscape - British Painting in the Early-Nineteenth Century 175
9 The Restoration Period and the Rejection of Classicism in France 195
10 The Popularization of Art and Visual Culture in France During the July Monarchy (1830-1848) 217
11 The Revolution of 1848 and the Emergence of Realism in France 247
12 Progress, Modernity, and Modernism - French Visual Culture During the Second Empire, 1852-1870 259
13 Art in the German-Speaking World from the Congress of Vienna to the Birth of the German Empire 1815-71 293
14 Art in Victorian Britain 1837-1901 311
15 National Pride and International Rivalry - The Great International Expositions 341
16 French Art After the Commune - Conservative and Modernist Trends 361
17 French Avant-Garde Art in the 1880s 399
18 When the Eiffel Tower Was New 429
19 France During La Belle Epoque 451
20 International Trends c.1900 485
Timeline 514
Glossary 518
Bibliography 521
Picture Credits 535
Index 536
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    I bought this book for an art history course in college. It explores the history of art throughout the 1800s and provides pictures of the major works of the time. I found it to be very interesting and informative. Although some of the dates inside are debatable, my teacher claimed this book, out of the many others she has read, was the most accurate and unbiased. I would recommend this book to anyone from the experienced art critic to the amateur observer. The language is clear and easy to understand. The topics are interesting and the author provides the settings and backgrounds required for their clear comprehension. The images in this book provide an impressive amount of detail and vivid in color. Overall a worthy buy.

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