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In the Gardens of Impressionism (Reprint) (Paperback) (Clare A. P. Willsdon)

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In the Gardens of Impressionism fully explores—from Manet’s Tuileries to Monet’s Giverny—with dazzling visual accompaniment, the Impressionist love affair with the new thinking about garden and landscape design that swept nineteenth-century France.Author Clare Willsdon discusses the artists’ complementary roles as painters and as gardeners, and offers exciting new interpretations of their art, informed by source material such as popular gardening manuals of the day. She also looks at the garden, public or private, as a new kind of space with political undertones, and relates it to the Impressionists’ adoption of plein-air techniques. In her analysis of specific works, their historical and horticultural context is presented in a clear, informative, and engaging manner including musings from such literary figures as Baudelaire, Duranty, Daudet, and Zola. Lively discussion of the artists’ private lives gives the text another satisfying perspective.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Art, Gardening
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Plants + Animals, History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945), Garden Design
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Clare A. P. Willsdon
Language: English
Street Date: February 22, 2016
TCIN: 50310626
UPC: 9780500292228
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-7118
MSRPReg: $29.95 Save $9.59 (32% off)

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