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The 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 The landscapes and figure paintings Renoir completed in Algiers, several of which are previously unpublished, are discussed in the context of the topography of the city and of the ethnography of its people.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 Details

ISBN: 9780300097856
ISBN-10: 0300097859
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x 19mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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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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