American Impressionism: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Author: Elizabeth Prelinger

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Edition: 1st


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 112

Release Date: 15-06-2000

Part Number: NUSBK20160901-C031177

Details: Product Description American Impressionism presents outstanding works by turn-of-the-century painters who often worked outdoors to capture brilliant effects of light and color. A generation of artists such as Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, Thomas and Maria Oakey Dewing, and William Merritt Chase studied abroad and absorbed advanced ideas that were revolutionizing painting in France. Landscapes, domestic scenes, and elegant figure compositions by Theodore Robinson, Mary Cassatt, and Robert Reid show the freedom and sparkling qualities of the new impressionist style. Early in the twentieth century, Maurice Prendergast and Daniel Garber took impressionism in new, more modern directions. From Library Journal These picture books accompany four of the eight exhibitions traveling through 2002 while the National Museum of American Art undergoes renovation. They cover periods or themes in American art and historyDthe West from the Louisiana Purchase to the Taos School, young America from 1760 to the Civil War, the Gilded Age from the Civil War into the 1920s, and American Impressionism from 1880 to 1930. Organized alphabetically by artist, each book presents single-page color plates facing brief entries of 100-150 words written by the museum's staff. With the minimal text and the arrangement by artist, the books lack sustained arguments. Nevertheless, they give a broad overview of their particular periods, including many famous and less-well-known works, and will make quite affordable additions to public libraries. (Illustrations seen only in galleys.)DJack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. About the Author Elizabeth Prelinger is the Wright Family Distinguished Professor of Art History at Georgetown University.

EAN: 9780823001903

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches

Languages: English