Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Art of Impressionism Painting Technique & the Making of Modernity cover
  • ISBN: 9780300084023
  • ISBN10: 0300084021

The Art of Impressionism Painting Technique & the Making of Modernity

by Anthea Callen

  • List Price: $80.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/2001
used Add to Cart $270.31
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $1455.36
Marketplace Item
Description
This magnificent book is the first full-scale exploration of Impressionist technique. Focusing on the easel-painted work of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cezanne, Cassatt, Morisot, Caillebotte, Sisley, and Degas in the period before 1900, it places their methods and materials in a historical perspective and evaluates their origins, novelty, and meanings within the visual formation of urban modernity.

Drawing on scientific studies of pigments and materials, artists' treatises, colormens' archives, and contemporary and modern accounts, Anthea Callen demonstrates how raw materials and paintings are profoundly interdependent. She analyzes the material constituents of oil painting and the complex processes of "making" entailed in all aspects of artistic production, discussing in particular oil painting methods for landscapists and the impact of plein air light on figure painting, studio practice, and display. Insisting that the meanings of paintings are constituted by and within the cultural matrices that produced them, Callen argues that the real "modernity" of the Impressionist enterprise lies in the painters' material practices. Bold brushwork, unpolished, sketchy surfaces, and bright, "primitive" colors were combined with their subject matter -- the effects of light, the individual sensation made visible -- to establish the modern as visual.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
LomaxDirect

Location: Holly Springs, NC
Ask seller a question
Very Good
Book is in very good condition with minor wear to cover, tight binding. Text
[...]
$270.31
Lomax Direct Inc

Location: Holly Springs, NC
Good
Book is in very good condition with minor wear to cover, tight binding. Text
[...]
$304.10
HPB-Emerald

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$304.15
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$330.95
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$1455.36