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The Barbizon School and the Origins of Impressionism

The Barbizon School and the Origins of Impressionism

This volume features the French Barbizon School, a group of pioneering artists which included Corot, Daumier, Millet and Courbet. They led landscape painting during the mid-19th century and played an important role in shaping what later became known as Impressionism.

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ISBN 9780714829197
Barcode 9780714829197
Published 4 August 1994 by Phaidon Press Ltd
Format Hardback, New title
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Author(s) By Adams, Steven
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ISBN-13 9780714829197
ISBN-10 0714829196
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Imprint Phaidon Press Ltd
Publication Date 4 August 1994
International Publication Date 21 July 1994
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Adams, Steven
Category Art Styles: Impressionism
Art Styles: Post-Impressionism
Painting & Paintings
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 290mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 1,860g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education
Dewey Code 759.4
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Barbizon School were a group of mid-19th-century landscape painters, based in the village of Barbizon in the forest of Fontainebleau just outside Paris. They were very popular in Europe and the USA a century ago. Many of the features which have come to be associated with Impressionism are also found in Barbizon painting: painting the fleeting effects of the everyday world; painting from life in the open air; and impulsive brushwork. The author examines landscape painting in the 50 years before the term Impressioniste was first heard in Paris. The work of the Barbizon painters, such as Corot, Daumier, Millet and Courbet, is set against the tumultuous political crises that overcame France during the first half of the 19th century.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Every library and anyone interested in mid-nineteenth-century French cultural life should get it.' (Observer) 'A superb investigation of a long-overshadowed subject. Recommended for all collections.' (Library Journal)

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Author's Bio

Steven Adams teaches at the School of Art and Design at the University of Hertfordshire and lectures at the Victoria & Albert Museum and National Gallery in London.

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