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Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting
This illustrated book accompanies a groundbreaking exhibition - the first of such scale and depth to be organized around this subject - that traces the roots of Modernism in mid-nineteenth-century French Realism. In 1804, at the dawn of the French Empire, there were no more than a handful of Spanish paintings in public collections in France. During the course of the ninete ...more
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published February 8th 2003 by Metropolitan Museum of Art
(first published January 1st 2003)
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Rockville, Maryland has one of my favorite booksellers, Second Story Books, with an incredible inventory of books of all kinds, history, first editions, literature, all at a steep discount. I can and often do wander the stacks for hours, always finding something worthwhile. Sunday's trip yielded some treasures. I'm kind of googly eyed about this one, a magnificent catalogue in words and pictures, but very sad that I missed the exhibition.