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Description - Art + Paris: Impressionists & Post-impressionists by Museyon Guides

Step inside the revolutionary lives of the Impressionists, a book that combines the best elements of art books and travel guides for a totally new take on Impressionist Paris. This comprehensive guide combines an introduction to late19th-century art history with colour reproductions of famous Impressionist masterpieces, walking tours and detailed listings of the city's art-related sites. 'Art + Paris' creates a vivid portrait of life in the 19th century and brings the reader along for the ride through four sections: 1. A complete background course on Impressionism covering the dramatic lives of the artists and the group's struggle to be recognized by the establishment in comprehensive biographies and engaging essays recounting their battle with the Salon. 2. Illustrated listings of 150 must-see Impressionist paintings in Paris with the stories behind the art. 3. Easy-to-follow tours that bring the reader into the streets of Paris to explore the places where the artists lived, fell in love, found inspiration and placed their easels to paint these famous works. 4. An extended-travel journey through the French countryside, exploring Normandy and the quaint Paris suburbs where the artists learned to paint en plein air, out in the open air. Illustrated with hundreds of beautiful, full-colour photos and maps. Art + Paris is the most comprehensive guidebook to Impressionism for the armchair traveller, lovers of Paris, and educators alike. 'Art+Paris' includes: 500 full colour paintings, 300 photos and 17 maps. Expert-written artist biographies on Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Gustave Caillebotte and Vincent van Gogh. Highlights from 7 leading Paris museums including the Musee d'Orsay and the Louvre. 11 guides to travel to important historical Impressionist in picturesque towns and villages in Normandy and beyond including Auvres-sur-Oise, Giverny, Rouen, Le Havre, Etretat, Hofleur and more. 200 photographs and maps

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780982232095
ISBN-10: 0982232098
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 133mm x 0mm)
Pages: 319
Imprint: Museyon Guides
Publisher: Museyon Guides
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Museyon Guides

Museyon Guides are visually oriented travel guides, accessibly written for the greenhorn as well as the aficionado, featuring academic-quality information on artistic and cultural interests and obsessions. They are based in New York City.

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