Modern Art, 1851-1929
Capitalism and Representation
By (author) Richard R. Brettell
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Modern Art, 1851-1929 by Richard R. Brettell
Book DescriptionThe period 1851 to 1929 witnessed the rise of the major European avant-garde groups: the Realists, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Symbolists, Cubists, and Surrealists. It was also a time of rapid social, economic, and political change, encompassing a revolution in communication systems and technology, and an unprecedented growth in the availability of printed images. Richard Brettell's innovative account explores the aims and achievements - the beautiful and the bizarre - of artists such as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, and Dali, in relation to urban capitalism and expansion, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, and the museum. Tracing common themes of representation, imagination, perception, and sexuality across works in a wide range of different media he presents a fresh approach to the fine art and photography of this remarkable era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192842206
(238mm x 168mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard R. Brettell
Monet and the Seine, Paperback (July 2014)
During his career, French artist Claude Monet (1840-1926) used the Seine as his testing ground for documenting on canvas the transformative effects of light and atmosphere. This book brings together fifty of Monet's paintings of the Seine, from the early works focusing on Argenteuil, Le Havre and Paris, to the works on Lavacourt and Vetheuil.
American Impressionism, Paperback (April 2014)
A sumptuously illustrated exploration of American artists' interpretations of Impressionist styles and themes
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Dallas Museum of Art, Paperback (November 2013)
Offers a series of case studies in the history of 19th-century European art. Inspired by a series of public lectures given at the Dallas Museum of Art between 2009 and 2013, this volume comprises twelve illustrated essays from leading academics and museum specialists.
Pissarro's People, Hardback (July 2011)» View all books by Richard R. Brettell
This definitive portrait of Camille Pissarro by one of the world's foremost authorities on Impressionism and French painting reveals the deep connection between Pissarro's humanitarian concerns and his creative output.
UK Kirkus Review » A recent addition to the Oxford History of Art, this book focuses on modern art in the period 1851-1929, the years which saw the rise of the major European avant-garde groups: the Realists, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Symbolists, Cubists and Surrealists. It was also a time of rapid social, political and economic change, encompassing a revolution in communications and an unprecedented growth in the availability of printed images. Richard Brettell's innovative account explores the aims and achievements - the beautiful and the bizarre - of artists such as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso and Dali, in relation to urban capitalism and expansion, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, imagination, perception and sexuality across works in a wide range of media, he presents a fresh approach to the fine art and photography of a remarkable era. And he accomplishes this both expertly and accessibly in a book that is well produced and illustrated. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Richard R. Brettell
Richard Brettell, formerly Director of the Dallas Museum, is currently an independent consultant to museums round the world. He also continues to undertake research and teaching duties at a variety of educational institutions.
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