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The Barbizon School and the Origins of Impressionism

The Barbizon School and the Origins of Impressionism

The Barbizon School, which includes Corot, Daumer, Miller and Courbert, were at the forefront of landscape painting in mid 19th century France. This text examines the artists who played an important role in shaping what later became known as Impressionism.

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ISBN 9780714836232
Barcode 9780714836232
Published 22 May 1997 by Phaidon Press Ltd
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Adams, Steven
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ISBN-13 9780714836232
ISBN-10 0714836230
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 22 May 1997
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Adams, Steven
Category Art Styles: Impressionism
Art Styles: Post-Impressionism
Painting & Paintings
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 290mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 1,520g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Barbizon school, Impressionism (Art), France, Painting, Modern, 19th century
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.4
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The artists of the Barbizon School were a group of landscape painters of the mid-19th century; they came to the village of Barbizon (just outside Paris) to paint from nature in the open air, far from the pressures of city life. Many of the feature that we associate with Impressionist painting - painting from life and impulsive brushwork amongst others - are also found in Barbizon works. Adams attempts to redress the historical balance and examines lanscape painting in the 50 years before the term Impresioniste was first heard in Paris. The work of Barbizon artists is set against the tumultuous political crises that overcame France during the first ahlf 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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