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Impressionists and Politics

Art and Democracy in the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

By Philip Nord

Routledge

160 pages

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Impressionists and Politics is an accessible introduction to the current debates about Impressionism. Was the artistic movement really radical and innovative? Is the term "Impressionism" itself an adequate characterization of the movement of painters and critics that took the mid-nineteenth century Paris art world by storm?

By providing an historical background and context, the book places the Impressionists' roots in wider social and economic transformations and explains its militancy, both aesthetic and political.

Impressionists and Politics is a concise history of the movement, from its youthful inception in the 1860s, through to its final years of recognition and then crisis.

Reviews

'Written in a lively and accessible style, this deceptively slim book is packed with information and provides and excellent introduction to Impressionism in its historic and political context.' - Frances Fowle, The Art Book, September 2001

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART015000
ART / History / General
HIS000000
HISTORY / General