Arts of the 19th Century: 1780 To 1850

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First published in French by 'Editions Citadelles & Mazenod, with whom Abrams holds the translation copyright, and authored by a team of scholars associated with the Mus?e d'Orsay, this is a media-based survey of the arts of the last half of the 19th century. More heavily illustrated than the Anglophone standard work by H.W. Janson and Robert Rosenblum (19th-Century Art, 1984), this book is awkward to use or even to read. Each of the five areasApainting, sculpture, photography, the decorative arts, and architectureAis followed by a selection of fairly good color plates, but there are no references to the plates in the text. At the back, in a section called "Documentation," are another 450 or so black-and-white illustrations grouped by medium but again otherwise without reference. Although the essays read well (and it can be a pleasure to read text without interruption), finding the works mentioned can be maddening, and some of those mentioned are not illustrated. An example of the perils of copublishing and inadequate production; not recommended.AJack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago
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Book Description ABRAMS October 1998, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Revolution and profusion -- these are the hallmarks of Western art from 1780 to 1850. The astonishingly rapid changes wrought by the industrial -- and American and French -- revolutions led to a wealth of artistic production. This profusely illustrated guide to the arts of the early 19th century on both sides of the Atlantic is the most comprehensive volume available on the subject. Through both famous and obscure works, William Vaughan explores a stunning variety of artistic achievement, including landscape, still life, and figure painting by Gericault, Ingres, Delacroix, Turner, Blake, Constable, Goya, and Friedrich. Vaughan also treats sculpture, architecture, town planning, and photography, and offers an in-depth survey of the decorative arts: furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and more. Drawing on the most up-to-date research, the author brings this exciting period and its inexhaustible artistic production to life. Bookseller Inventory # 20110104119422

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