An appraisal of the life and work of Edouard Manet. This book talks about Manet and his iconography. It examines and interprets several major paintings (and many of the prints) Manet exhibited publicly between 1861 and 1882.
Larry L. Ligo is Professor of Art History at Davidson College.
Book One; Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One; 1. Baudelaire's Response to Manet's Work; 2. A Summary of Baudelaire's Aesthetic; 3. Photographic Features of Baudelaire's Aesthetic; 4. Photographic Features of Manet's Mature Style; Part Two; 5. 1859-1861: The Emergence of Manet's Mature Style; 6. 1862: Manet as a "Man of the Crowd"; 7. 1862: Manet's Visual Manifestos; 8. 1863: Manet Exhibits a "Triptych"; 9. 1864: Two Paintings of Death; 10. 1865: The Resurrection of Olympia and Other Paintings of Death and Melancholy; Book Two; Illustrations; 11. 1866: Japonisme as a Further Development of Manet's Aesthetic; 12. 1867: Manet's One-Person Exhibition and the Death of Baudelaire; 13. 1867-68: Remembering Baudelaire; 14. 1869: The Salon of 1869 as Manet's Venue for Works Honoring Baudelaire; Part Three; 15. 1870: Manet's Acknowledgement as a Painter of Modern Life; 16. 1870-1875: Manet's "Impressionism" as a Further Refinement of His Aesthetic; 17. 1875-1879: Manet Further Underscores the Interrelatedness of His "Impressionism" of the 1870s and His Aesthetic of the 1860s; 18. 1880-1883: Self-Evaluation and Retrospection; Bibliography; Index.