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Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art: Critical Reading and Catalogue Raisonné Hardcover – April 27, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0271017877 ISBN-10: 0271017872 Edition: First Edition
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About the Author

R. Ward Bissell is Professor of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and author of Orazio Gentileschi and the Poetic Tradition in Caravaggesque Painting (Penn State, 1981).

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press; First Edition edition (April 27, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0271017872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0271017877
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,606,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By marc@flexware.com on April 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I saw the pre published text and met with the author. Here is a fully comprehensive, wonderfully detailed, and beautifully created book that clearly reflects an exacting 'lifetime labor of love' from Ward Bissell. I heartily recommend this book to all scholars, educators, students, collectors, dealers and appreciators of art in general and Artemisia in particular. Bissell has given us the definitive word on Artemesia Gentileschi with his work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I plan to use both the Bissell and the Garrard book on Artemisia Gentileschi in my Baroque Art History class this Spring. Since these authors often interpret both works and life events rather differently, students should find the comparison stimulating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theseus on October 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Other reviewers have commented on the authority of breadth of Bissell's work here. This review comments on the book itself.

A quality piece of work from The Pennsylvania State University Press: hardback, cloth over boards with a sturdy sewn binding. In dustjacket. 446 pp of creamy stock, followed by over 200 (mostly) full-page plates, largely in b&w. 5 pounds!

4 Appendices, about 20 pp of End Notes, and a 10 p Bibliography. Indexed.

The organization here is essentially 130 pp of biographical and aestethetic text followed by a superb Catalogue Raisonne.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Early Career in Rome 1609-1612: Precociousness and Power
Recognition 1613-1620: Florence and Florentinism
Rome and Venice: 1620-1628 From Reassertino to Reassessment
Naples and London 1629-1640: Grandiosity and Grandeur
The Later Years in Naples 1641-1652 Refinement, Reiteration, Resignation
Myths, Misunderstandings, Musings

Appendices

Catalogue Raisonne
- Autograph Paintings
- Incorrect and Questionable Attributions
- Lost Works
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard Burt on July 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a superbly written and researched account of Artemisia's Gentileschi's fascinating life and art. While not at all hostile to feminist interpretations of the painter, chiefly Mary Garrard's, Bissell is refreshingly skeptical and respectfully critical of many of their key points. Bissell is a more traditional art historian than I myself prefer, but one can't find better art history than this. Despite the high price, I wholeheardtedly recommend this wonderful book to anyone interested in Artemisia Gentileschi's paintings and as a feminsit icon.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I plan to use both the Bissell and the Garrard book on Artemisia Gentileschi in my Baroque Art History class this Spring. Since these authors often interpret both works and life events rather differently, students should find the comparison stimulating.
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