Art in an Age of Counterrevolution 1815-1848
By (author) Albert Boime
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Art in an Age of Counterrevolution 1815-1848 by Albert Boime
Book DescriptionBoime's capacious approach and scope allow him to incorporate a wide range of perspectives into his analysis of Romantic art, including Marxism, social history, gender identity, ecology, structuralism, and psychoanalytic theory, a reach that parallels the work of contemporary cultural historians and theorists such as Edward Said, Pierre Bourdieu, Eric Hobsbawm, Frederic Jameson, and T.J. Clark. Boime ultimately establishes that art serves the interests and aspirations of the cultural bourgeoisie. In grounding his arguments in their work and its scope and influence, he elucidates how all artists are inextricably linked to history. This book will be used widely in art history courses and exert enormous influence on cultural studies as well.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226063379
(238mm x 201mm x 41mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Albert Boime
Art in an Age of Civil Struggle, 1848-1871, Hardback (May 2008)
Tracing the various movements of realism through the major metropolitan centers of Europe and America, this book evokes the milieus that shaped the lives and works of Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Emile Zola, Honore Daumier, Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the earliest photographers, among others.
Visualizing Labor in American Sculpture, Hardback (March 1999)
A study of American sculpture with themes of labour and manliness.
Art and the French Commune, Paperback (January 1997)
Exploring the political forces that shaped Impressionism, this work proposes that at the heart of the modern is a "guilty secret" - the need of the dominant, mainly bourgeois, classes in Paris to expunge from historical memory the haunting nightmare of the Commune and its socialist ideology.
Social History of Modern Art, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by Albert Boime
In this second volume, Albert Boime continues his projected five- volume social history of Western art in the Modern epoch. This volume offers a major critique and revisionist interpretation of Western European culture, history, and society from Napoleon's seizure of power, to 1815.
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Author Biography - Albert Boime
Albert Boime is professor of art history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of fourteen books, including Art in an Age of Revolution, 1750-1800; Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815; and The Art of the Macchia and the Risorgimento, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
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