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Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500277532, Paperback)In art, as in every field, the 19th century was a period of experimentation: in which artists divined and portrayed the crucial connections between seeing and knowing, vision and society, explored the links between perception and history. Today, this legacy has been obscured by revisionism's that have changed art history. This book embraces the "new" methods while recovering the vitality, salience and subversiveness of the era's best art. This volume suggests that 19th-century art remains compelling today because its critical insights have rarely been surpassed. It will be of interest not just to the specialist, but to anyone fascinated by this unique period.
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"Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History embraces many aspects of the so-called 'new' art history - attention to issues of class and gender, reception and spectatorship, racism and Eurocentrism - while at the same time recovering the remarkable vitality, salience and subversiveness of the era's best art. Indeed, the authors insist that there is a profound sympathy between these new perspectives and the art under examination. For it was nineteenth-century artists who first addressed the issues that preoccupy audiences and scholars today: the relation between popular and elite culture, the legacy of the Enlightenment, the question of the canon, and the representation of workers, women and non-whites." "In this edition, two completely new chapters examine the varied facets of architecture and design from 1790 to 1851, and from mid-century leading into the early twentieth century. In addition, there are new sections on challenges to academic painting in Russia and on the Vienna Secession, and Pre-Raphaelitism in England and the rise of naturalism in Germany are considered in greater depth. Many more illustrations are now in colour. A rich and diverse volume, Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History will interest students, specialists, and anyone fascinated by this dynamic period."--BOOK JACKET.
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