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Renoir and Algeria by Roger Benjamin
Book DescriptionThe volume situates Renoir's early studio Orientalism within the great tradition of French Orientalist painting. The landscapes and figure paintings Renoir completed in Algiers, several of which are previously unpublished, are discussed in the context of the topography of the city and of the ethnography of its people. Period photographs, engravings, maps and postcards, together with an essay exploring the Algeria beyond Renoir's canvases, provide historical and cultural background on the country and on the French presence there.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300097856
(305mm x 229mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Orientalist Aesthetics, Hardback (February 2003)» View all books by Roger Benjamin
Illustrated with exotic images ranging from Renoir's forgotten Algerian oeuvre to the abstract vision of Matisse's Morocco and beyond, this book provides a history of Orientalist art during the period of high modernism. Roger Benjamin draws on unfamiliar paintings, posters and more.
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Author Biography - Roger Benjamin
Roger Benjamin is senior lecturer in art theory at the National Institute of the Arts and visiting fellow at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University. David Prochaska is associate professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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