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Synopsis: James McNeill Whistler was one of the most misinterpreted creative talents of his age. While devoted to the expression of the beautiful, he was among the first to recognize that popularized arts and commercialized leisure were complex, interrelated phenomena that made urban life "modern." Whistler's showmanship had far greater impact than countless imitations of his The White Girl and Portrait of the Painter's Mother might suggest. His purposeful use of past art; his intermingling of private and public spaces; his ability to tailor his work to the realities of the Victorian marketplace; his understanding and exploitation of shifting economic, class, and gender roles; and his clever use of fashion and decoration all lead us to a richer understanding of "modernism" and a broader assessment of his contribution to it. Whistler's emphatically aesthetic pictures, made the more inscrutable by purposefully confusing titles, remain uneasy pieces to the present time. Probing some of these tensions, Dr. Curry explores the intersection of Whistler's determined aestheticism with the commercial art world. Key examples of Whistler's paintings, drawings, and prints are set against related images from both fine art and popular culture drawn from the past two hundred years. Approximately 250 color and monotone illustrations.
About the Author: David Park Curry is a distinguished curator and scholar of American art. He is the senior curator of decorative arts, American painting, and sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In addition, Curry has served as curator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Denver Art Museum, and the Freer Gallery of Art.
Title: JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER at the Freer Gallery ...
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st American edition.
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Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, U.S.A., 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. A soft cover book with no interior markings. cover has bumped corners with no tears or other creases. very light soiling on page edges. 319 pages. pub 1984. Bookseller Inventory # 031902
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, NY, 1984. Heavy Pictorial Wraps. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Photo Illus in Color & B&W (illustrator). First Edition. 318pp with Index. Heavy pictorial color wraps. 1st Ed. No DJ. Photo illus. in color and b&w. Member letter laid-in. AS NEW! NO FAULTS! USPS Tracking provided. (S) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Art. Bookseller Inventory # 17270
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0393018474
Book Description W. W. Norton & Freer Gallery, New York, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 71894
Book Description Freer Gallery of Art i/a/w W.W. Norton, 1984. Softcover. First. 4to, stiff pictorial wrappers. 319 pp, 301 catalogues works, all illustrated, many in color and with numerous related text figures. Bibliography, exhibition list, index. Very good except for wear to the tips of the front-cover corners and a tear to the paper at the bottom of the backstrip. Bookseller Inventory # 25738