Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

by Carol Armstrong
ISBN-10:
0892367288
ISBN-13:
9780892367283
Pub. Date:
09/22/2003
Publisher:
Getty Publications

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Overview

Odd Man Out

In Odd Man Out, Carol Armstrong offers an important study of Edgar Degas's work and reputation. Armstrong grapples with contradictory portrayals of Degas as "odd man out" within the modernist canon: he was a realist whom realists rejected; a storyteller in pictures who did not satisfy novelist-critics; a painter of modern life who was not a modernist; a member of the impressionist group who was no impressionist. Armstrong confronts these and other paradoxes by analyzing the critical vocabularies used to describe Degas's work. By reading several groups of the artist's images through the lens of a sequence of critical texts, Armstrong shows how our critical and popular expectations of Degas are overturned and subverted.
This is a reprint of the book first published by the University of Chicago Press in 1991.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892367283
Publisher: Getty Publications
Publication date: 09/22/2003
Series: Texts and Documents Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsvii
Introduction1
1Degas, the Odd Man Out: The Impressionist Exhibitions21
2Duranty on Degas: A Theory of Modern Painting73
3Reading the Work of Degas101
4Against the Grain: J. K. Huysmans and the 1886 Series of Nudes157
5The Myth of Degas211
Postscript245
Notes249
Illustration Sources287
Index293

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