The Impressionist

The Impressionist


Author : Hari Kunzru
Publisher : Penguin Books India
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ISBN : 9780143029762
Pages : 508 pages
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An Epic Story Of A Boy S Search For Identity In A World Which Seems To Have No Place For Him. At The Turn Of The Century In A Remote Corner Of India, An English Civil Servant And A Reluctant Hindu Bride Cross Paths During A Cataclysmic Rainstorm. Nine Months Later A Boy Is Born& Pran Nath S Startling Whiteness Is Regarded As A Sign Of Nobility Till His True Parentage Is Revealed. Ejected From His Father S House, He Begins A Haphazard Journey Through The Bizarre Dark Side Of The British Empire. As He Travels Across The World, From Bombay To London, From A Mouldering Norfolk Public School To Oxford And Paris, Everyone Sees Him With A Different Eye. The Impressionist Is A Comic Saga About History, Identity And Home. It Is The Epochal Debut Of An Exceptional Writer.


The Impressionist Murders

The Impressionist Murders


Author : William Sargent
Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 9781475956641
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (956 users)

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Two Arab men are found murdered near downtown Houston, Texas, and detectives Ross Clayton and Leona Stillwell are sent to investigate. These arent ordinary murders, howeverthe bodies are arranged to mirror a famous Impressionist painting, and the exactitude of the killing gives Clayton cause to be concerned. He suspects this killer isnt finished. His suspicions turn out to be correct as more men end up dead and similarly arranged. Every victim is of Arab descent, and its hard to deny the killer must have both some kind of racial vendetta and a love for Impressionist art. Clayton and his partner have no choice but to seek out an expertLund Corbel from the Houston Fine Arts Museum. He sets them on the right path, but their path gets crowded as the serial killer continues the spree. Clayton has solved plenty of strange crimes before, but hes beginning to feel out of his depth, especially following the death of a fellow cop in pursuit of another investigation involving drugs, prostitution, and murder. Soon, two investigations collide, and the end wont be as pretty as a painting.


Art + Paris Impressionist Rise of the Impressionists

Art + Paris Impressionist Rise of the Impressionists


Author : Museyon,
Publisher : Museyon
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ISBN : 1938450264
Pages : 104 pages
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A complete background course on Impressionism covering the dramatic lives of the artists and the group's struggle to be recognized by the establishment in comprehensive biographies and engaging essays recounting their battle with the Salon.


The Impressionists Handbook

The Impressionists Handbook


Author : Robert Katz
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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ISBN : 9781586637521
Pages : 264 pages
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The two authors, who are both knowledgable writers with extensive background in the study of art and art history, write engagingly about the history of impressionism and the life and works of Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley. At 7x8.5", the book is compact, but the format is large enough to accommodate decent reproductions of many of the paintings under consideration. This is a thoughtfully prepared, well written treatment of the subject, with none of the ponderousness that "handbook" might imply. It was originally published in 1991 by Bookmart Ltd., UK. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay


Author : Paul Perrin
Publisher : National Gallery Singapore
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ISBN : 9811145156
Pages : 208 pages
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One of the great innovations of the Impressionists was their radical use of colour: their application of strokes of complementary or contrasting hues captured the shifting effects of light and foregrounded the nature of vision. Using colour as the lens through which to magnify the movement’s intricacies, this catalogue sweeps us from Manet’s rich blacks, through green and blue landscapes of Monet and Cézanne, to the sensuous pinks of Renoir. Along this journey, scientific discoveries and emerging definitions of modernity are explored, illuminating the profound innovations of the Impressionists and the shifting preconceptions of their art.


The Private Lives Of The Impressionists

The Private Lives Of The Impressionists


Author : Sue Roe
Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409020851
Pages : 368 pages
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Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Cézanne, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Though they were often ridiculed or ignored by their contemporaries, astonishing sums are paid today for the works of these artists. Their dazzling pictures are familiar - but how well does the world know the Impressionists as people? In a vivid and moving narrative, biographer Sue Roe shows the Impressionists in the studios of Paris, rural lanes of Montmartre and rowdy riverside bars as Paris underwent Baron Haussman's spectacular transformation. For over twenty years they lived and worked together as a group, struggling to rebuild their lives after the Franco-Prussian war and supporting one another through shocked public reactions to unfamiliar canvasses depicting laundresses, dancers, spring blossom and boating scenes. This intimate, colourful, superbly researched account takes us into their homes as well as their studios and describes their unconventional, volatile and precarious lives, as well as the stories behind their paintings.


Rimbaud's Impressionist Poetics

Rimbaud's Impressionist Poetics


Author : Aimee Israel-Pelletier
Publisher : University of Wales Press
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ISBN : 1783163135
Pages : pages
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Arthur Rimbaud, the volatile genius of French poetry, invented a language that captured the energy and visual complexity of the modern world. This book explores some of the technical aspects of this language in relation to the new techniques brought forth by the Impressionist painters such as Monet, Morisot, and Pissarro.


Theories of Art: From Impressionism to Kandinsky

Theories of Art: From Impressionism to Kandinsky


Author : Moshe Barasch
Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780415926270
Pages : 404 pages
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Critical Readings in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Critical Readings in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism


Author : Mary Tompkins Lewis
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9780520240100
Pages : 370 pages
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The essays in this wide-ranging text capture the theoretical range and scholarly rigor of criticism that has fundamentally transformed the study of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.


Modern Theories of Art: From impressionism to Kandinsky

Modern Theories of Art: From impressionism to Kandinsky


Author : Moshe Barasch
Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 0814712738
Pages : 400 pages
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In this volume, the third in his classic series of texts surveying the history of art theory, Moshe Barasch traces the hidden patterns and interlocking themes in the study of art, from Impressionism to Abstract Art. Barasch details the immense social changes in the creation, presentation, and reception of art which have set the history of art theory on a vertiginous new course: the decreased relevance of workshops and art schools; the replacement of the treatise by the critical review; and the interrelation of new modes of scientific inquiry with artistic theory and praxis. The consequent changes in the ways in which critics as well as artists conceptualized paintings and sculptures were radical, marked by an obsession with intense, immediate sensory experiences, psychological reflection on the effects of art, and a magnetic pull to the exotic and alien, making for the most exciting and fertile period in the history of art criticism.


Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape

Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape


Author : National Gallery of Ireland
Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing
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Pages : 97 pages
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Growing Up with the Impressionists

Growing Up with the Impressionists


Author : Julie Manet
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1786721929
Pages : 243 pages
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Julie Manet, the niece of Edouard Manet and the daughter of the most famous female Impressionist artist, Berthe Morisot, was born in Paris on 14 November 1878 into a wealthy and cultured milieu at the height of the Impressionist era. Many young girls still confide their inner thoughts to diaries and it is hardly surprising that, with her mother giving all her encouragement, Julie would prove to be no exception to the rule. At the age of ten, Julie began writing her `memoirs' but it wasn't until August 1893, at fourteen, that Julie began her diary in earnest: no neat leather-bound volume with lock and key but just untidy notes scribbled in old exercise books, often in pencil, the presentation as spontaneous as its contents. Her extraordinary diary - newly translated here by an expert on Impressionism - reveals a vivid depiction of a vital period in France's cultural history seen through the youthful and precocious eyes of the youngest member of what was surely the most prominent artistic family of the time.


Cezanne and the End of Impressionism

Cezanne and the End of Impressionism


Author : Richard Shiff
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 9780226753065
Pages : 340 pages
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Drawing on a broad foundation in the history of nineteenth-century French art, Richard Shiff offers an innovative interpretation of Cézanne's painting. He shows how Cézanne's style met the emerging criteria of a "technique of originality" and how it satisfied critics sympathetic to symbolism as well as to impressionism. Expanding his study of the interaction of Cézanne and his critics, Shiff considers the problem of modern art in general. He locates the core of modernism in a dialectic of making (technique) and finding (originality). Ultimately, Shiff provides not only clarifying accounts of impressionism and symbolism but of a modern classicism as well.


Russian Impressionists and Post-Impressionists

Russian Impressionists and Post-Impressionists


Author : Mikhail Guerman
Publisher : Parkstone International
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ISBN : 1639199608
Pages : 168 pages
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The 1860s were marked by a strong realistic movement in Russian painting. Artists became interested in depicting the lives and customs of their fellow countrymen. This new art form was mostly the work of the Itinerants group, who wanted to take art to the people and paint the outdoors. Mikhail Guerman traces the converging lines of Russian and French art in the immensely fertile period of the late 19th and early 20th century.


Impressionism: A Feminist Reading

Impressionism: A Feminist Reading


Author : Norma Broude
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0429688946
Pages : 194 pages
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An original interpretation of Impressionism and nineteenth-century art and culture by a noted feminist art historian. This book is a pioneering reading of Impressionism from a feminist perspective by a noted art historian. Norma Broude analyzes the philosophical underpinnings of landscape painting in the late nineteenth century discussing the crit


What Was Literary Impressionism?

What Was Literary Impressionism?


Author : Michael Fried
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674984951
Pages : 400 pages
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“My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see. That—and no more, and it is every-thing.” So wrote Joseph Conrad in the best-known account of literary impressionism, the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century movement featuring narratives that paint pictures in readers’ minds. If literary impressionism is anything, it is the project to turn prose into vision. But vision of what? Michael Fried demonstrates that the impressionists sought to compel readers not only to see what was described and narrated but also to see writing itself. Fried reads Conrad, Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, W. H. Hudson, Ford Madox Ford, H. G. Wells, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Erskine Childers, R. B. Cunninghame Graham, and Edgar Rice Burroughs as avatars of the scene of writing. The upward-facing page, pen and ink, the look of written script, and the act of inscription are central to their work. These authors confront us with the sheer materiality of writing, albeit disguised and displaced so as to allow their narratives to proceed to their ostensible ends. What Was Literary Impressionism? radically reframes a large body of important writing. One of the major art historians and art critics of his generation, Fried turns to the novel and produces a rare work of insight and erudition that transforms our understanding of some of the most challenging fiction in the English language.


American Impressionism and Realism

American Impressionism and Realism


Author : Helene Barbara Weinberg
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
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ISBN : 0870997009
Pages : 400 pages
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An examination of the continuities and differences between American Impressionism and Realism. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.