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Edouard Manet
Beth Archer Brombert
0226075443
Nov 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Edouard Manet (1832-1883), whose paintings depict noncommunication between intimates, unspoken secrets and the pretense of bourgeois propriety, led a life of camouflage and deception, according to this compelling, if often conjectural, biography. When the French painter turned 20, his 22-year-old mistress, Dutch piano teacher Suzanne Leenhoff, gave birth to a son whom she named Leon-Edouard Koella. Throughout her life, Leenhoff bizarrely insisted that Leon was her brother; she and Manet (who lived with Leon and his mistress) married in 1863, and the painter became the boy's godfather, yet Brombert builds a plausible case that Leon was actually Manet's unacknowledged biological son. She is less convincing in arguing that Manet and his sister-in-law, painter Berthe Morisot, held mutual unfulfilled romantic longings...


The Judgment of Paris
Ross King
0802714668
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. NBCC finalist King (Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling) presents an engrossing account of the years from 1863—when paintings denied entry into the French Academy's yearly Salon were shown at the Salon des Refusés—to 1874, the date of the first Impressionist exhibition. To dramatize the conflict between academicians and innovators during these years, he follows the careers of two formidable, and very different, artists: Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, a conservative painter celebrated for detailed historical subjects, and Édouard Manet, whose painting Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe caused an uproar at the Salon des Refusés. Many other artists of the day, among them Courbet, Degas, Morisot, Monet and Cézanne, are included in King's compelling narrative,...


Manet
John Richardson
071482755X
August 1998
Paperback
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Manet's Modernism
Michael Fried
0226262162
July 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
Our current understanding of the paintings of Manet is so heavily filtered through the lens of Impressionism that in many ways, his contributions to art history have been obscured. Called the "first modernist," his paintings marked a break with the past and paved the way for what we've come to accept as modern art in the treatment of the canvas as a flat surface. But during his time, Manet's modernist innovations were the object of ridicule. "It's flat, it isn't modeled," said Courbet of the nude in the painting Olympia. "It's like the Queen of Hearts after a bath." In Manet's Modernism, Michael Fried has set out to see Manet as his contemporaries would have seen him and to gain a more accurate reading of Manet's place in history.

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Manet
Pierre Courthion
0810913186
April 1984
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edouard Manet was one of the first artists who can truly be called "modern," combining a highly individual and fresh vision with tremendous technical virtuosity. Together with the sumptuous color plates, the text by Manet specialist Pierre Courthion offers an unforgettable view of the glories of this artist's work. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Manet's Modernism
Michael Fried
0226262170
Nov 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Our current understanding of the paintings of Manet is so heavily filtered through the lens of Impressionism that in many ways, his contributions to art history have been obscured. Called the "first modernist," his paintings marked a break with the past and paved the way for what we've come to accept as modern art in the treatment of the canvas as a flat surface. But during his time, Manet's modernist innovations were the object of ridicule. "It's flat, it isn't modeled," said Courbet of the nude in the painting Olympia. "It's like the Queen of Hearts after a bath." In Manet's Modernism, Michael Fried has set out to see Manet as his contemporaries would have seen him and to gain a more accurate reading of Manet's place in history. --This text refers to the...


Manet
Gilles Neret
3822819492
April 2003
Paperback
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Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare
Juliet Wilson-Bareau
0300075103
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
When Edouard Manet first exhibited his painting titled "Le Chemin de Fer" (the railway) at the Paris Salon in 1874, it was universally derided by critics. The "Gare Saint-Lazare," as the painting has come to be known, depicts a seated woman holding a small dog and staring off the canvas, and a young girl with her back to the viewer regarding a railroad track, steam, and architectural details of a Paris city street just beyond an immense iron fence. It wasn't until long after the painting moved into a private collection that the structures forming its background were identified as part of the iron bridge that spans the railway lines just beyond the station and an exact rendition of the facade of the Manet's studio. The "Gare Saint-Lazare" was Manet's first major work after the Franco-Prussian...


Manet
Pierre Courthion
0810991454
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Edouard Manet was one of the first artists who can truly be called "modern," combining a highly individual and fresh vision with tremendous technical virtuosity. Together with the sumptuous color plates, the text by Manet specialist Pierre Courthion offers an unforgettable view of the glories of this artist's work.


Edouard Manet: Rebel in a Frock Coat
Beth Archer Brombert
0316109479
March 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Edouard Manet (1832-1883), whose paintings depict noncommunication between intimates, unspoken secrets and the pretense of bourgeois propriety, led a life of camouflage and deception, according to this compelling, if often conjectural, biography. When the French painter turned 20, his 22-year-old mistress, Dutch piano teacher Suzanne Leenhoff, gave birth to a son whom she named Leon-Edouard Koella. Throughout her life, Leenhoff bizarrely insisted that Leon was her brother; she and Manet (who lived with Leon and his mistress) married in 1863, and the painter became the boy's godfather, yet Brombert builds a plausible case that Leon was actually Manet's unacknowledged biological son. She is less convincing in arguing that Manet and his sister-in-law, painter Berthe Morisot, held mutual unfulfilled romantic longings...


Manet and the Sea
Juliet Wilson-Bareau
0300101643
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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John A. Murray, Bloomsbury Review
Brilliant volume... introduces a little-known work by one of the most influential impressionists... engaging book... certain to stimulate discourse.

Book Description
Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was passionate about the sea. Before becoming a painter, he spent six months at sea, and, like many Europeans of his era, he took numerous seaside holidays. Manet made his public debut as a marine painter at the Paris Salon of 1864 with The Battle of the U.S.S. "Kearsarge" and the C.S.S. "Alabama," his dramatic depiction of a U.S. Civil War naval battle off the coast of France, and he continued to paint seascapes throughout his career. These extraordinary works clearly reflect his intimate knowledge of and love for maritime vessels and the sea. Manet and the Sea is the...


Manet and the American Civil War: The Battle of the "Kearsarge" and the "Alabama"
David Degener
0300099622
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This fascinating book focuses on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent acquisition, The "Kearsarge" at Boulogne, by Edouard Manet (1832–1883). During the American Civil War, when Union forces blocked Confederate ports, the Confederacy countered by waging guerrilla warfare on Union merchant shipping. One of the most skilled Confederate raiders was the sloop-of-war Alabama. On June 19, 1864, the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the C.S.S. Alabama fought off the coast of Cherbourg, France. The Alabama sank less than two hours after the first shot was fired. The battle captured the attention of the French people, and Manet, who as a teenager had served in the French navy, raced to Boulogne to see the victorious Kearsarge. He painted a depiction of the battle (which he did not witness), now in Philadelphia, as well as a...


Manet: The Influence of the Modern
Francoise Cachin
0810928922
February 1995
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Four Steps Toward Modern Art
Lionello Venturi
0313248001
Mar 1985
Hardcover
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Review
“. . . a masterly analysis by the renowned Italian art historian of the art of the four painters since the Renaissance who, he considers, have contributed most to the autonomy of modern art.”–Studio


Manet and the Painters of Contemporary Life (World of Art)
Alan Krell
0500202893
February 1996
Paperback
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Manet Paintings
Edouard Manet
048641339X
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Splendid collection of art cards reproduced from the work of one of the 19th century’s most important artists. Includes Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (1863), The Fifer (1866), Jeanne, Spring (1881), Boating, (1874), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1881-82), Sur le plage (1873), and 18 other attractive cards that can be used as bookmarks, sent to friends, or framed and added to a personal collection.


Manet
Edouard Manet
0486413527
Jan 2001
Calendar
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Book Description
Innovative, dramatic techniques on full display in works ranging from the controversial Olympia (1863) to the mature brilliance of A Bar at the Folies Bergère (1881).


Manet Manette
Carol Armstrong
0300096585
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Manet, a founding father of modernism, is one of the towering figures of nineteenth-century art. In this absorbing book, Carol Armstrong looks closely at Manet's works to uncover a novel and compelling view not only of the artist but also of modernity itself. As she places his art within frameworks of color, the feminine Other (the "Manette" in "Manet"), and consumerism, Armstrong greatly expands and revises our understanding of this artist as a painter of modern life. Surveying most of Manet's diverse output, the book addresses along the way his methods of self-presentation, his exhibition strategies, the relation of his etchings and paintings, the significance of his relationships with the model Victorine Meurent and the painter Berthe Morisot, the painterly construction of identity and gender difference, and much...

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