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Courbet : the Entire Range of Courbet's work from landscapes to erotic   nudes - James H Rubin


the Entire Range of Courbet's work from landscapes to erotic nudes

Paperback Published: 31st May 1997
ISBN: 9780714831800
Number Of Pages: 352

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Amid the background of social turbulence in the mid-nineteenth century, Courbet's unconventional paintings of real people in everyday scenes came to embody values with radical political implications.

James Rubin addresses the entire range of Courbet's work -- his hunting scenes, spirited landscapes, portraits and erotic nudes.

He combines a clear reading of the paintings with a discussion of the unique personal, political and social framework within which they were created.

About the Author

James Rubin is Professor of Art History at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and also teaches at the Cooper Union in New York City. His books include Impressionism in the Art & Ideas series, Realism and Social Vision in Courbet and Proudhon and Manet's Silence and the Poetics of Bouquets.

Industry Reviews

'An eloquent and intelligent account of Courbet's work. Rubin manages to find a level which makes the book relevant to present scholarship on Courbet, but also eminently accessible to undergraduate students.' (John Kear, Department of the History and Theory of Art, University of Kent at Canterbury) 'Enlightening and very readable.'(The Artist) 'Rubin writes with uncommon lucidity.' (Art Review) 'Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing.' (Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London) 'The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods...I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools.' (Joachim Pissarro, Yale University)

Introduction: Realist and Visionaryp. 4
The Desperate Man: Identity Crisis in Bohemian Parisp. 7
Gutter Art: The Stonebreakers and Political Upheavalp. 49
Down-to-Earth Death: Realism Defined by A Burial at Ornansp. 73
Mirrors of the People: Realist Series and Meeting Independencep. 101
Autobiography and Social Vision: World Prophecy from the Studiop. 133
Realism as Language and Attitude: A Manifesto and its Contextsp. 155
Manhood and Women: Models and Mistresses, Prostitutes and Wivesp. 175
Truth to Nature and to Home: The Outdoors and its Consumersp. 217
Courbet Non Grata: The Vendome Column, Prison and Exilep. 269
The Example of Courbet: Courbetism's Legacy and the Avant-Gardep. 305
Glossaryp. 330
Brief Biographiesp. 333
Key Datesp. 336
Mapp. 340
Further Readingp. 341
Indexp. 345
Acknowledgementsp. 350
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ISBN: 9780714831800
ISBN-10: 0714831808
Series: Art & Ideas
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 16.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1