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The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and his Followers

The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and his Followers by T. J. Clark 0691009031 9780691009032
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The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand-new city, equipped with boulevards, cafeacute;s, 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, orpetits bourgeoislunching on the grass. The central question ofThe Painting of Modern Lifeis 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.

Author: T. J. Clark

Language: English

Edition: Rev Sub

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 376

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1999-10-18

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