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Edvard Munch and Harald Sohlberg: Landscapes of the Mind

Bjerke, Oivind Storm

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ISBN 10: 1887149015 / ISBN 13: 9781887149013
Published by National Academy of Design 1996-01-01, US, 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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266 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 461221. Bookseller Inventory # 461221

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Title: Edvard Munch and Harald Sohlberg: Landscapes...

Publisher: National Academy of Design 1996-01-01, US

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book by Bjerke, »ivind Storm

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While Munch achieved an international reputation for his works of art, Sohlberg has remained Norway's secret. A recent exhibition of both artists' works at the National Academy of Design seeks to change this precedent. Chief curator Bjerke has gathered biographical and technical information on both symbolists to form an accompanying catalog of their works. The first third of the text is devoted to Munch. In it, the author explores the home life that gave rise to Munch's detached psyche, which, in turn, helped Munch create his disturbing works. Although his well-known creations (e.g., "The Scream") are discussed, the author does not attempt to narrowly categorize Munch through these works. Although both artists approached symbolism differently, the author focuses on the landscape symbolism. This premise, however, seems to apply best to Sohlberg because the scenery rather than the human figures within it was most important to him. The plates of the items in the exhibition (most of which are in color) are of exceptional quality. This unique work's specialized subject matter makes it suitable for larger fine arts collections and academic libraries.?Julie C. Boehning, "Library Journal"
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