By: Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim. Edited by Mary Anne Stevens.

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230 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H). With publisher's plain cardboard slipcase. Profusely illustrated with color reproductions. "In the final decade of his life Camille Pissarro abandoned his experimentation with Neo -Impressionist technique and developed new forms of pictorial expression that drew more on the Impressionism of his earlier career. During this period - from 1893 to 1903 - Pissarro, besides continuing to explore the landscape genre that had been his main subject-matter, also began to grapple with urban scenes, and his paintings of Paris, Rouen and the busy ports of Dieppe and Le Havre became an important component of his artistic output. At this time, Pissarro, like Monet, started to work on canvas in series, often painting six or seven canvases simultaneously and discarding one temporarily when the light, the traffic, the weather or his mood altered. He started all of them at the scene, in the manner perfected by the Impressionists, and worked with extraordinary speed and deftness. By 1899, he was living part-time in Paris and, from his combined studio and living space, painted a series that included over forty views of the same motif. (The authors) begin this beautiful book on Pissarro's cityscapes by setting the paintings in their broad art-historical context, tracing the tradition of the image of the city both within and prior to Impressionism and looking also at contemporary treatments of the urban scene. (They) examine the history of the representation of the city in the literature, poetry and philosophical writings of the nineteenth century and discuss Pissarro's knowledge of these alternative theories of the city. Using Pissarro's extensive correspondence from this period of his life, they describe the artist's attitudes towards his final works. The book also includes a catalogue of Pissarro's eleven urban series, each one introduced by an overview covering the history of the cityscape pictured and the production, exhibition history, and early critical reception of the series. Full data of each painting follows." The catalogue of the 1993 exhibition. Slight waviness to fore-edge of text-block, minor rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Slipcase has slight browning at edges.


Author Name: Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim. Edited by Mary Anne Stevens.

ISBN Number: 0300053509

ISBN-13: 9780300053500

Illustrator: Camille Pissarro.

Location Published: Dallas, Museum of Art: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Categories: Art - General

Seller ID: 24415

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