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Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America

Richardson, Edgar Preston

Published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1948
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. ix, 233 (1) + lix b&w plates, preface, I. The History of a Reputation; II. The Artist in America; III. The Education of a Painter; IV. The Horizon of 1800; V. Art Student in London; VI. The Meaning of Light and Color; VII. The Transformation of a Nature and a Man; VIII. The Meaning of Form and Movement; IX. Boston, 1818- 11; X. "Shapes of Delight, of Mustery, and Fear"; XI. The Mist of Brooding Thought; XII. The Mind Turns Inward; XIII. Epilogue; Catalogue of the Existing and Recorded Paintings of Washington Allston by E. P. Richardson and H. W. L. Dana; Bibliography, Indexes. "Washington Allston (1779-1843) was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting. He was well known during his lifetime for his experiments with dramatic subject matter and his bold use of light and atmospheric color. Allston was sometimes called the 'American Titian' because his style resembled the great Venetian Renaissance artists in their display of dramatic color contrasts. His work greatly influenced the development of U.S. landscape painting. Also, the themes of many of his paintings were drawn from literature, especially Biblical stories." Price clipped. Small closed tear to top edge spine dj with minor edge wear and lightly age-toned edges of rear panel of same. Lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: Small 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 002640

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Title: Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic ...

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Publication Date: 1948

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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