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Synopsis: Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was one of the greatest landscape painters of the nineteenth century and a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. This is the most detailed and authoritative survey of his life and work to be published thus far. With a wealth of illustrations, much new research, and an absorbing text, it reveals Sisley as an artist of seductive power and originality.
Sisley's painting was devoted to the landscape. His celebrated scenes of the Paris countryside, views of the flooded Seine at Port-Marly, and colorful regattas on the Thames achieve a superb balance of tones and a poetic evocation of mood while also offering a lively depiction of their subjects. Kenneth Clark described the wonderful series of Thames paintings as embodying "the perfect moment of Impressionism."
And yet, as his friend Arsene Alexandre said, "Sisley lived proud and died poor." His art gained full recognition only after his death, and even now his work is often overlooked. Richard Shone brings to this long-awaited book a fresh eye and an intimate knowledge of the Ile de France, the locale of many of Sisley's paintings. Shone's research has brought to light much new biographical information - on the artist's early career, his struggle to earn a living, and his secluded later years - all of which leads to a greater understanding of Sisley's artistic development. The many full-color illustrations include important series of paintings never before reproduced together in such quantity - the floods, the snow scenes, the church at Moret-sur-Loing, the Welsh coast.
From this landmark book emerges a picture of a painter continually renewing his art, absorbing varied influences yet creating a personal vision of rural France that is as enduring and enchanting as the work of his fellow Impressionists. Richard Shone confirms the truth of Pissarro's description of Sisley as "a great and beautiful artist."
From the Publisher: A survey of the life and work of Alfred Sisley, one of the leading exponents of the Impressionist movement. The text examines how Sisley's painting life was devoted to the landscape. The author examines the tonal balance of such celebrated paintings as the snow-scenes of the Paris suburbs, views of the flooded Seine at Port-Marly and the colourful regattas on the Thames. The author recognizes that full recognition for the artist and his work only began after his relatively early death and argues that even now, his work is unjustifiably neglected. In studying Sisley's artistic development, the artist's English nationality, early career, struggle to earn a living, and secluded later years are examined.
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Book Description U.S.A.: Harry N Abrams, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Oversized hardcover with DJ. Black cloth over boards with gold lettering on spine. Illustrated DJ is clean and unmarked. Title and copyright pages dated 1992. 240 pages. Contents are in very good condition. Binding strong. Pages clean and unmarked. Color and black and white photographs and illustrations throughout. This is an oversized (and overweight) book. Extra shipping charges may be required for international or priority delivery. Seller Inventory # 9-1299
Book Description U.S.A.: Harry N Abrams, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. As new hardback in like dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 28508
Book Description New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1992, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to, cloth, dustwrapper, 240pp., 170 ills. (130 in color). First U.S. edition. VG+/VG+: clean and solid cloth, solid hinges/joints, clean edges, clean internals, previous owner's signature and note to front endpaper; clean and whole dustwrapper just lightly rubbed. Extra shipping will be asked. Seller Inventory # ATL005156
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, 1992. 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 # 0810938324-2-4
Book Description Abrams, New York, 1992. hardcover. Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Profusely illustrated (illustrator). 1st edition.. 4to, 240 pp. Seller Inventory # 005245
Book Description Harry N Abrams, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Black cloth binding with gilt title, clean and tight, 240 pages, numerous color reproductions; jacket is clean and bright. Seller Inventory # 041116
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0810938324
Book Description ABRAMS, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. This is a clean and bright copy with only two tiny spots of damage to cloth at bottom edge. Only noticable upon close examination. ; 1.25 x 11.75 x 10.25 Inches; Sisley's paintings reveal him to be a master of brushwork and a creator of superbly balanced rural pictures. This book sheds light not only on the artist himself, but on the whole Impressionist movement. Seller Inventory # 7010
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, 1992. Hardbound. Condition: Like New. Apparent First American Edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. No prior owner markings or bookplates. No jacket tears or chips. Looks unread. Book. Seller Inventory # 012026
Book Description HARRY N ABRAMS INC, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 07978081093832802. Seller Inventory # 07978081093832802