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The Artist and the Bridge: 1700-1920

The Artist and the Bridge: 1700-1920 (Hardback)

By Sweetman, John

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  • Pub Date
    12 Oct 20

First published in 1999, this book explores how, from the stone bridges of neoclassicism which soar out of wild woods to span pastoral valleys to the post-1750 engineer's bridge with its links to the more industrial landscape, the bridge was a popular feature in painting througho...ut the period 1700-1920. Why did so many artists choose to portray bridges? In this lavishly illustrated and intriguing book, John Sweetman seeks to answer this question. He traces the history of the bridge in painting and printmaking through a vast range of work, some as familiar as William Etty's The Bridge of Sighs and Claude Monet's The Railway Bridge at Argenteuil and others less well known such as Wassily Kandinsky's Composition IV and C.R.W. Nevinson's Looking Through the Brooklyn Bridge. Distinctive characteristics emerge revealing the complex role of the bridge as both symbol and metaphor, and as a place of vantage, meeting and separation.
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ISBN 9781138341517
Released NZ 12 Oct 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Revivals
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ISBN-13 9781138341517
Stock Release date is 12 October 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 12 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sweetman, John
Series Routledge Revivals
Category The Arts: General Issues
History of Art
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 758.7
Weight 572g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Bridges in art, Painting, Modern - 17th century, Painting, Modern - 18th century, Painting, Modern - 19th century
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education