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19th Century Art
Providing detailed discussion of 232 painters, this text stresses the interconnections of painting and sculpture with the other arts, and to social and political conditions. The book reflects the revisionist interpretation of 19th-century art.
Paperback, 527 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Prentice Hall
(first published 1984)
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19th century is not my favorite period, but goddamn bob rosenblum is a fine art historian and author. i bought this for a class a couple years ago and i still read it just for fun (yeah, accept that it's nerdy of me.) his formidable intellect and sense of humor are all sorts of humbling.
I’m not an artist, I’m a historian, with a special interest in physical social and cultural history: Costume, domestic architecture, social mores, all that stuff. Photography is the obvious source for that, at least from the Civil War on, but an artist’s interpretation can also be very useful. For those reasons, I learned early in my career to pay attention to the Realists, especially Bingham, Breton, Millet, Tissot, Eakins, Degas, Whistler, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and some of Monet ...more
Horst Waldemar Janson, who published as H. W. Janson, was a Russian-American scholar of art history best known for his History of Art, which was first published in 1962 and has sold more than two million copies in fifteen languages.More about H.W. Janson...