The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886, Documentation Volume 1. Reviews and Volume 2. Exhibited Works

By: Berson, Ruth

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Two volumes, Hardcover with dust jacket, dark blue cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 23.5 by 28.5 cm, xiii 485; 300 pp., illus. Both volumes are near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear to the jackets and minor bumping to the foot of the spine on Vol. 1. From the jacket: “The exhibition catalogue The New Painting: Impressionism, 1874 - 1886, published in 1986, contained works of art from the group shows known as the first impressionist exhibitions, held during the critical twelve-year period that is the crucible of modernism. These age shows were organized as an alternative to the officially sanctioned annual exhibitions known as the Salons. In order to identify these objects, art historians consulted reviews written about the original eight exhibitions, primarily those now preserved in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris. The research continued beyond the preparation for the exhibition and has resulted in the augmentation, correction, and refinement of the record of objects believed to have been included in these shows. That study forms the basis of this definitive two-volume work. Volume I contains transcripts of all the reviews that appeared in the contemporary press, typeset in their original languages, mainly French. Original checklist numbers inserted in the margins identify the works discussed. Reproductions of all the illustrations that appeared with the original review texts appear at the end of each year’s section. Volume II consists of entries and illustrations of the works identified. Entries for each object or annotated with references to the original reviews, as well as other sources of documentation.”

Title: The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886, Documentation Volume 1. Reviews and Volume 2. Exhibited Works

Author Name: Berson, Ruth

Categories: Art,

Edition: not stated

Publisher: San Francisco/Seattle, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with University of Washington Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0295967048

ISBN Number 13: 9780295967042

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2888