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The Dreyfus Affair: Art, Truth, and Justice

Kleeblatt, Norman L. (Edited by)

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ISBN 10: 0520059395 / ISBN 13: 9780520059399
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, 1987
Manuscript / Paper Collectible Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Cloth, gilt, xxxiii, 315 pp., illus., biblio.; 27 cm. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Jewish Museum, New York, Sept. 13, 1987 through Jan. 15, 1988. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket price-clipped on the front flap, with a sunned spine, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: Introduction: The Dreyfus Affair: A Visual Record, by Norman L. Kleeblatt; The French Jewish Community from Emancipation to the Dreyfus Affair, by Paula Hyman; The Dreyfus Affair and the Corruption of the French Legal System, by Benjamin F. Martin; Popular Anti-Semitism, by Michael R. Marrus; The Paris Cry: Graphic Artists and the Dreyfus Affair, by Phillip Dennis Cate; Degas and the Dreyfus Affair: A Portrait of the Artist as an Anti-Semite, by Linda Nochlin; The Literary Significance of the Dreyfus Affair, by Susan Rubin Suleiman; The Dreyfus Family, by Michael Burns. [NB: Nochlin's article on Degas is particularly noteworthy.] Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 045471

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Title: The Dreyfus Affair: Art, Truth, and Justice

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st.

Book Type: Exhibition Catalogue

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Describes artistic responses to the Dreyfus affair, looks at paintings, sculpture, and prints inspired by the case, and explains why the case aroused such a controversy

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The Dreyfus Affair dominated French politics for nearly a decade at the turn of the century, producing divisions that spilled over into all walks of life. Artists and illustrators showed their preferences in their art; authors and poets joined the fray. The Jewish Museum in New York displayed a visual record of the affair in 1987-88. This book catalogs that exhibition but goes beyond it to provide useful essays on the affair itself, French anti-Semitism, the political role of artists, and what the visual evidence tells us about French society and culture. Of interest to a wide range of readers, whether or not they have seen the exhibition. Frank L. Wilson, Purdue Univ., W. Lafayette, Ind.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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