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American Impressionism - GERDTS WILLIAM H

American Impressionism

Hardcover Published: 7th August 2001
ISBN: 9780789207371
Number Of Pages: 368

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This popular book offers a wealth of beautiful images, with even more color illustrations than the original edition. This exquisite little volume will satisfy the ever-growing passion for American Impressionism. The concise text-written by Dr. William H. Gerdts, the preeminent scholar in the field-provides a vivid summary, starting with the roots of American Impressionism and its relationship to French Impressionism. The book then recounts how American Impressionism progressed from an avant-garde aesthetic assaulted by critics to its years of triumph and its diverse manifestations throughout the country. All of the master works are here, in full color, from Childe Hassam's sun-drenched gardens to John Twachtman's snow-silenced landscapes, from Edmund Tarbell's coolly elegant ladies in dim, luxurious interiors to Frederick Frieseke's light-dappled nudes. With its wealth of breathtaking illustrations, American Impressionism offers lasting pleasure to anyone beguiled by the loveliness of this incomparable style. William H. Gerdts has written extensively on American Impressionism and related topics. He is Professor of Art History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. 425 illustrations

Praise for American Impressionism: "The best book ever written on the subject." -- Artforum "Carefully researched and meticulously documented...Gerdts' book should form the nucleus for any library's collection on American Impressionism." -- Library Journal "In this magisterial presentation Gerdts examines and celebrates the art of American painters...Highly recommended." -- Choice, selected as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year

I. Prelude, To 1886; 1. Nature and American Art; 2. Glare: An Alternative Aesthetic; 3. Americans Abroad after the Civil War; 4. Americans and Impressionism, at Home and Abroad; II. Rising Perceptions, 1886-1893; 5. Giverny: The 1st Generation; 6. The Early Masters; 7. Widening Exposure; III. The Years Of Triumph, 1893-1898; 8. The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893; 9. The Master Impressionists; IV. The Impressionist Establishment, 1898-1915; 10. The Ten American Painters; 11. The Master Impressionists; 12. Regional Schools; 13. Giverny: The Second Generation; 14. Impressionism and the New Generation; 15. The Final Statement; 16. Impressionist Themes

ISBN: 9780789207371
ISBN-10: 0789207370
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 7th August 2001
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 33.0  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 3.28
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised