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How to read Impressionism : ways of looking / James H. Rubin.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781419709968 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 1419709968 (softcover)
  • Description: 407 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Antwerp : Ludion ; [2013]

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 759.054/Rubin (Text to phone) Checked out 10/03/2014
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks ND192.I4 R82 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 10/08/2014

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-402) and index.
Contents Note: Ways of looking -- Predecessors and patrons -- Family and friends -- City life and urban views -- Fashion and entertainment -- Industry and technology -- Politics and society -- Interiors and still life -- Gender and sexuality -- Promenades and travel -- Sport and outdoor leisure -- Light and air -- Renewal and revival -- Techniques and other media -- Late work and legacy.
Summary: "'How to read Impressionism' is a new, original exploration of the 19th-century movement that changed art forever, and made household names of such painters as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Cassatt and others. James Rubin organizes this book by subject matter, rather than by artist or chronologically, looking at urban views and city life, interiors and still life, family and friends, and other common themes. In discussing Impressionism in this manner, he provides readers with the tools to think critically and analytically about the movement, and offers a new understanding of the collective momentum that drove the artists to work with such originality and commitment to modern themes. Through close readings and comparisons of specific paintings, and with a wealth of lush color illustrations, Rubin establishes links between the broad visual culture of the time period and the various Impressionist artists, and within the artists' own careers. The entire history of Impressionism is covered, in an entirely new way"--Page [4] of cover.

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