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An expanded and revised edition of this elegant and definitive volume, which helped establish the ever-growing passion for American Impressionism. This book has long satisfied the ever-growing passion for American Impressionism. It is the definitive study of the subject, filled with information and insight garnered through many years of far-ranging research. All the masterworks are here, from Childe Hassam's sun-drenched gardens to John Twachtman's snow-silenced landscapes, from Edmund Tarbell's coolly elegant ladies in dim, luxurious parlors to Frederick Friseke's voluptuous, sun-dappled nudes. Documentary photographs of the artists and quotations from their private letters and journals complement the text and provide a vivid sense of their lives and times. The fascinating text is now updated and expanded with a new chapter discussing in detail the themes particular to the American artists of the Impressionist movement. Twenty-five new illustrations have been added, nineteen in color. Three hundred entries have been added to the bibliography, bringing it up to date with the most current research in the field.
William H. Gerdts is professor emeritus of art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Table of Contents from: American Impressionism (Second Edition) I PRELUDE, TO 1886 1 Nature and American Art: Color, Light, and Transience 2 Glare: An Lternative Aesthetic 3 Americans Abroad after the Civil War 4 Americans and Impressionism, At Home and Abroad II RISING PERCEPTIONS 1886-1893 5 Giverny: The First Generation 6 The Early Masters 7 Widening Exposure III THE YEARS OF TRIUMPH 1893-1898 8 The Worlds Columbian Exposition of 1893 9 The Master Impressionists IV THE IMPRESSIONIST ESTABLISHMENT 1898-1915 10 The Ten American Painters 11 The Master Impressionists 12 Regional Schools 13 Giverny: The Second Generation 14 Impressionism and the New Generation 15 Triumph and Closure 16 Impressionist Themes Afterword Notes Acknowledgments Bibliograpy Index
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