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Synopsis: James Tissot (1836-1902), the wry and urbane observer of manners and fashions, painted scenes of Paris and London "society" that simmered with undercurrents of sexual drama. This beautifully illustrated book presents one hundred of Tissot`s paintings, prints, and watercolors representing each stage of his career. The authors consider Tissot`s themes, interests, and the influences on his work.
From Library Journal:
Known for his sumptuous and elegant portrayals of well-turned-out Victorian society, Tissot has not had a scholarly museum exhibition in over 30 years--until now. James Tissot is the catalog accompanying a recent traveling exhibition of this artist's work, curated by Marshall and Warner (of the Yale Center for British Art). Their book portrays Tissot as "the painter of modern life"--in the Baudelairian sense. Although formally conservative in painting technique, they argue, Tissot was one of the best observers of life in the 19th century, focusing on the complex manners and morals of Victorian society. This argument is presented in the introductory essay as well as in the thorough catalog entries of the artist's paintings and prints. The other recent general monograph on the subject of Tissot, Russell Ash's James Tissot (Abrams, 1992), has beautiful plates but is not as strong a book, with very short entries on the paintings and a cursory bibliography. Recommended for art libraries and academic libraries supporting art programs. On a more sophisticated level, Seductive Surfaces is an anthology of essays written by scholars in the fields of art history, literature, and costume history. Applying Marxist and feminist methodology, these interdisciplinary essays examine a range of topics, including the influence of popular print sources such as the fashion plate in Tissot's paintings and his portrayal of women as "commodified status symbols" depicted through an elegant veneer. This detailed study is a nice complement to the exhibition catalog but is only recommended for libraries that support upper-level programs in art history and 19th-century studies.
-Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Coll. Lib., MA
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Title: James Tissot : Victorian Life / Modern Love
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Publication Date: 1999
Book Description American Federation of Arts/Yale Center for British Art/Yale University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good in Near Fine dust jacket. Oversize hardcover with dust jacket. This copy has off and on ink underlining and some margin notes throughout the book. Physical condition: light cover wear, clean, tightly bound, soiling to title page, o/w clean. Light wear to dust jacket. If not for the markings, this book would be graded Near Fine. Selling as a reading/study/reference copy and as-is. Because of size this book ships domestic media mail only. Seller Inventory # 12443
Book Description Yale University Press, 1999. Condition: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP37873859
Book Description Yale University Press, 1999. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0300081731-2-4
Book Description Yale University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. No damage to book, DJ has very slight edgeware and some hardly noticeable shelfware. Photos of art on almost every page. Seller Inventory # 022011
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Book Description Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Yale Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black cloth binding with gold lettering on spine. Published 1999. Copyright 1999. 207 pages. Book is in Very Good condition. Book cloth bright and tight. Pages and spine square and tight. No writing or marking within pages. Full-color pictorial dust jacket still bright and glossy. Contains numerous high-quality black and white and full-color reproductions of etchings, paintings, and sketches. This books is oversized and overweight and may require extra shipping costs for international or priority shipping. Seller Inventory # Fred7-2233
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Book Description The Anmerican Federation of ARts; Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Seller Inventory # 004182
Book Description Yale University Press, 1999. Hardcover with dustjacket, 208 pages, very good condition, light rubbing to dj; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Seller Inventory # JaTiYa50
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