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Paris in the age of Impressionism : masterworks from the Musée d'Orsay
Brenneman, David A.
Publication Information:
Atlanta : High Museum of Art ; New York : Harry N. Abrams [distributor], [2002]

Physical Description:
170 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Catalog of an exhibition held at the High Museum of Art, Nov. 23-Mar. 16, 2003 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Apr. 6-June 29, 2003.

Includes index.
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ND547.5.I4 P37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This exhibition catalogue aims to capture the energy, vitality and exhilaration of late-19th century Paris as an explosion of new ideas made the City of Light the modern capital of the art world. Paris at that time was home not only to the Impressionists but also to radical colourists, innovative designers and thoughtful painters who recorded modern life in painstaking detail. This volume, featuring highlights from the collections of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, presents Parisian culture during this period of social and artistic revolution. nouveau vases, lamps and furniture, Beaux Arts sculpture by Rodin, Carpeaux and Dalou, and Impressionist masterworks by Cezanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissarro and Toulouse-Lautrec. This illustrated volume accompanies an exhibition opening at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and travelling to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, USA.

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Library Journal Review

A catalog of the eponymous exhibition that will travel to Atlanta and Houston (2002-03), this is a visual survey on the subject of Paris during the "age of Impressionism." The objects are selected from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, covering the period from 1848 to 1914-a period that included Impressionism but also a great number of other movements in the fine and decorative arts. The emphasis is French, and the media include architectural drawings, sculpture, photography, and the decorative arts among the more than 100 objects in the exhibition. Among the works pictured are Art Nouveau vases, lamps, and furniture; paintings by Cezanne, Monet, and Manet; photographs of the Eiffel Tower; and sculpture by Rodin. Essays by American and French curators outline themes such as high society, the Eiffel Tower, theaters, modernity, Art Nouveau, and the avant-garde. Both the essays and the object catalog information are brief. This picture book is suitable for general collections.-Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.