Manet's Modernism or the Face of Painting in the 1860s by Michael Fried
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Manet's Modernism or the Face of Painting in the 1860s
By Michael Fried

Manet's Modernism or the Face of Painting in the 1860s


By (author) See other recent books by Michael Fried
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $139.00
Your Price: $125.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $13.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.26 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Manet's Modernism or the Face of Painting in the 1860s by Michael Fried

Book Description

"Manet's Modernism", or, "The Face of Painting in the 1860s" is the culminating work in a trilogy of books by Michael Fried exploring the roots and genesis of pictorial modernism. Building on his earlier studies of the central anti-theatrical tradition within Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment French painting, Fried argues that existing accounts of Edouard Manet as the first modernist painter are based on a simplistic reading of the situation Manet inherited and, partly as a result, fail to grasp the specificity, complexity, and ambition of his great canvases of the 1860s. By placing Manet squarely within his generation (along with Henri Fantin-Latour, Alphonse Legros, and James McNeill Whistler), as well as in the context of the critical debates of his time, Fried aims to transform our sense of Manet's artistic project. Instead of emphasizing Manet's orientation to "flatness" and visuality, Fried focuses on aspects such as: his repeated allusions to Old Masters sources, his efforts to annul the absorptive basis of the modern French tradition, and above all his pursuit of facingness and strikingness as a means of reconstructing the relationship between painting and beholder. The book should help the understanding not only of the art of Manet and his generation, but also of the way in which the Impressionist simplification of Manet's achievement has determined subsequent interpretations of his modernism.

Buy Manet's Modernism or the Face of Painting in the 1860s book by Michael Fried from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226262178
ISBN-10: 0226262170
Format: Paperback
(255mm x 180mm x 29mm)
Pages: 676
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Michael Fried

Another Light by Michael Fried Another Light, Hardback (November 2014)

A compilation of fascinating and original essays by one of today's most important art historians

Willard Boepple Sculpture by Michael Fried Willard Boepple Sculpture, Hardback (October 2014)

Willard Boepple Sculpture: The Sense of Things surveys the mature work of one of the most original and compelling abstract sculptors working today. The art Boepple has produced since the 1970s focuses on corporeal proportions and allusions, evoking the human body metaphorically rather than via direct figuration.

Flaubert's 'Gueuloir' by Michael Fried Flaubert's 'Gueuloir', Hardback (October 2012)

A leading art critic and historian offers a new and revolutionary analysis of Flaubert's literary style

» View all books by Michael Fried


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Manet's Modernism or the Face of Painting in the 1860s book by Michael Fried and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Michael Fried close
Blind Spots: Jackson Pollock by Michael Fried
Another Light by Michael Fried
Willard Boepple Sculpture by Michael Fried
Moment of Caravaggio by Michael Fried
Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before by Michael Fried
Stephen Shore by Michael Fried
Next Bend in the Road by Michael Fried
Art and Objecthood by Michael Fried
Courbet's Realism by Michael Fried
Realism, Writing, Disfiguration by Michael Fried
Absorption and Theatricality by Michael Fried
» close