Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age

Overview

Of all the Impressionists, only Pierre-Auguste Renoir earned distinction as a professional portrait painter. For more than fifty years Renoir explored the genre of portraiture, experimenting and pressing forward in his determination to become -- as he explained to Monet in January 1884 - "a painter of figures." This sumptuously illustrated book is the first devoted exclusively to Renoir's portraiture, bringing together the finest examplesof the portraits he painted during each period of his prolific career. In ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (23) from $3.95   
  • New (4) from $29.95   
  • Used (19) from $3.95   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$29.95
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(185)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1997-06-25 Hardcover New Brand New, Gift condition. We Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Ships from: Skokie, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$93.86
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(185)

Condition: New
1997-06-25 Hardcover New Brand New, Gift condition. We Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Ships from: Skokie, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$145.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(149)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$299.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(9)

Condition: New
0300071337 -New! Still Shrink Wrapped! Perfect for Gift Giving. Ready to ship with professional packaging. 30254

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Of all the Impressionists, only Pierre-Auguste Renoir earned distinction as a professional portrait painter. For more than fifty years Renoir explored the genre of portraiture, experimenting and pressing forward in his determination to become -- as he explained to Monet in January 1884 - "a painter of figures." This sumptuously illustrated book is the first devoted exclusively to Renoir's portraiture, bringing together the finest examplesof the portraits he painted during each period of his prolific career. In these delightful paintings Renoir created uniquely endearing and enduring images of pleasure, comfort, and prosperity.

In their introductory essays, the authors illuminate Renoir's career as a portrait painter, define the role of portraiture within the work of his fellow impressionists, and provide a case study of one of the keenest collectors of his middle career. In addition, Colin Bailey catalogues each work, reconstructing the biographies of all the individual portrayed in this volume and offering new information on their families and subsequent careers. His entries draw on unpublished archival sources as well as personal records belonging to the sitters' descendants, including photographs that underscore the high degree of fidelity to appearances that is the hallmark of Renoir's portrait style.

"Let him do no more portraits," said Degas of Renoir; "let him remain a landscape painter!" But the human figure was what Renoir was best known for, and through portraiture, Renoir memorialized friends and made a living. Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age, based on a show of the same name organized by Colin Bailey, gathers 80 color and 290 black-and-white illustrations of downy, pastel-colored women and children but also more revealing pictures of the Monets, Berthe Morisot, a rather severe portrait of his father, LTonard Renoir, and others. Essays by Bailey, Linda Nochlin and Anne Distel put these works within the artistic, social and economic context of his time.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Colin Bailey's fascination with the life stories of Renoir's Portrait subjects drives this unpretentious study. A traditionalist among his peers, Renoir painted portraits throughout his career in addition to the landscapes and street scenes usually associated with Impressionism. His repeated use of certain models, like Mademoiselle Legrand, created a familiarity and warmth that was new to the medium of portrait painting. With 370 illustrations, 80 of which are in color.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300071337
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 6/25/1997
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 12.53 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Lenders to the Exhibition
Message from the Sponsor
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Note to the Reader
Portrait of the Artist as a Portrait Painter 1
Impressionist Portraits and the Construction of Modern Identity 53
Leon Clapisson: Patron and Collector 77
Catalogue 87
Notes and Comparative Illustrations 265
App. I Three Letters from Renoir to Paul Berard 344
App. II The Notebooks of Leon Clapisson 346
References and Exhibitions 357
Index 372
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)