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Description - Impressionism by Norbert Wolf

One of the art world's most recognsable and popular styles, Impressionism is also one of the most complex. In this sumptuous overview Norbert Wolf lends his attention to all aspects of Impressionism: its historical precursors, contemporary rivals, and the movements it inspired. Over 200 large format reproductions of entire works and highlighted details introduce readers to the Impressionists' aesthetics and techniques. Wolf draws insightful parallels between these paintings and other contemporary works of music, photography, and literature. Tracing the movement's expansion from France to the rest of Europe and North America, this volume shines a spotlight on the main protagonists who were key in the development of Impressionism. It highlights not only the French pioneers Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, Edouard Manet, Pierre- Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and others but also Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, and James McNeill Whistler, to name a few. As luxurious as it is authoritative, this wide-ranging investigation of a moment in art history reveals works and ideas that will surprise even the most seasoned aficionado. AUTHOR: Norbert Wolf is an art historian who lectures frequently. His many publications include Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Albrecht Durer (all by Prestel). 220 colour illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783791349787
ISBN-10: 3791349783
Format: Hardback
(355mm x 300mm x 0mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2015
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Norbert Wolf

Norbert Wolf is an art historian who lectures frequently. His many publications include Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Albrecht Durer (all by Prestel).

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