Dialectics of Painting
By (author) Oskar Batschmann
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Nicolas Poussin by Oskar Batschmann
Book DescriptionIn this highly original and innovative study of Nicolas Poussin, one of seventeenth-century Europe's greatest artists, Oskar Batschmann presents a series of connected studies that offer new ways of interpreting the work and ideas of this brilliant and complex figure. This superbly illustrated book is a polemical challenge in a field of art-historical research that has often lost its way in insoluble disputes and erudite details. "Like Poussin's paintings, this is a highly polished work. In prose of great elegance, Batschmann achieves an almost perfect balance between exposition and polemic." "Times Literary Supplement" "This is a tough but rewarding book, focusing not so much on the context of Poussin's book its extrinsic framework but intently on the work itself, and the attitude of Poussin to his subject-matter, from history painting to the holy family, and what Batschmann calls 'tragic landscape'." "The Sunday Times""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780948462108
(280mm x 210mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presenting a study of Nicolas Poussin, one of seventeenth-century Europe's greatest artists, this title offers a series of connected studies that provide ways of interpreting the work and ideas of Poussin.
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Author Biography - Oskar Batschmann
Professor Dr. Oskar Batschmann is Chairman of the Institute of the History of Art at the University of Giessen in West Germany.
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