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The Artist and the Bridge, 1700-1920


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ISBN 10: 0754600130 / ISBN 13: 9780754600138
Published by Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 1999
Used Condition: fine Hardcover
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16 color plates, over 100 b/w Illus. 4to, white cloth, d.w. lightly soiled. (Aldershot): Ashgate Publishing, (1999). A fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 278111

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Title: The Artist and the Bridge, 1700-1920

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: First.

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The bridge was a popular feature in painting throughout the period from 1700 to 1920, but why did so many artists choose to portray the structures? This study traces the history of the bridge in painting and printmaking through a range of works, including William Etty's The Bridge of Sighs, Claude Monet's The Railway Bridge, Wassily Kandinsky's Composition IV and C.R.W. Nevinson's Looking Through Brooklyn Bridge, revealing its complex role as both symbol and metaphor, and as a place of vantage, meeting and separation.

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