The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers / Edition 1

The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers / Edition 1

by T. J. Clark
     
 

The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand-new city, equipped with boulevards, cafés, parks, and suburban pleasure grounds—the birthplace of those habits of commerce and leisure that constitute "modern life." Questioning those who view Impressionism solely in terms of artistic technique, T. J. Clark describes the painting of Manet, Degas,

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The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand-new city, equipped with boulevards, cafés, parks, and suburban pleasure grounds—the birthplace of those habits of commerce and leisure that constitute "modern life." Questioning those who view Impressionism solely in terms of artistic technique, T. J. Clark describes the painting of Manet, Degas, Seurat, and others as an attempt to give form to that modernity and seek out its typical representatives—be they bar-maids, boaters, prostitutes, sightseers, or petits bourgeois lunching on the grass. The central question of The Painting of Modern Life is this: did modern painting as it came into being celebrate the consumer-oriented culture of the Paris of Napoleon III, or open it to critical scrutiny? The revised edition of this classic book includes a new preface by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691009032
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/18/1999
Edition description:
Revised edition with a New preface by the author
Pages:
396
Sales rank:
735,007
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction3
Ch. 1The View from Notre Dame23
Ch. 2Olympia's Choice79
Ch. 3The Environs of Paris147
Ch. 4A Bar at the Folies-Bergere205
Conclusion259
Notes271
Bibliography319
Index327

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