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Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée D'Orsay

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This dazzling collection of one hundred works
by the masters of nineteenth-century French
painting tells the story of the Impressionist
movement that changed the way artists view
the world and the way the world views art. This book tells the story of the beloved Impressionist
movement, focusing on the tumultuous period of the 1860s and
1870s and the emergence of the New Painting
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 28th 2010 (first published 2010)
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Lisa Vegan
Sep 04, 2010 Lisa Vegan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who like art from the Impressionist period &/or are interested in art & French history
This is a superb book and it’s the exhibition catalog for a really wonderful exhibition.

With all the paintings they had to choose from, it escapes me why they chose the painting they did for this book’s cover. It’s one of the paintings I don’t particularly like.

The collection of artwork is terrific. The history given, French and art history, is informative and very interesting.

I saw the exhibition several times, saw the accompanying video, took a docent tour, but this book contains so much ext
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Lynn
This book was a great investment. Helps me remember the paintings, has all the notes that are posted on the little card next to the painting, and contains an overview of art history and political happenings during the emerging Impressionist movement. I have vol 2 and will read it as soon as I get a ticket to the companion exhibit. This is one of the only nonfiction books I read all year. It was good for me. I learned more about the whys and wherefores of art from this book than from many other e ...more
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