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Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country Paperback – October 4, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Jewish Museum (October 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300124791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300124798
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #681,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Karen Levitov is associate curator at The Jewish Museum and a contributor to Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama (Yale). Richard Shiff holds the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and directs the Center for the Study of Modernism at The University of Texas at Austin. His publications include Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné (Yale).


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Hughes on October 4, 2011
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This is a beautifully designed and printed little book (86 pp.) published as the catalogue to accompany the 2007-08 exhibition of the same name at The Jewish Museum in New York. According to Karen Levitov, the editor, who is associate curator at the Museum, the New York area is particularly rich in private collections of Pissarro, and most of the forty-nine well done illustrations are from such collections, many of them seldom seen. Two short essays introduce the plates. Levitov's "Paths to Pissarro" organizes a brief overview of Pissarro's life and works around the artist's "characteristic motif" of the path (10): she uses the metaphor to follow the twists and turns of Pissarro's career on his own path to artistic individualism. The distinguished art historian Richard Shiff writes "Pissarro's Dirty Painting," an equally meandering essay differentiating Pissarro from Millet and Monet, apparently coming finally to deal with the way the artist's technique is both "pure" and "dirty," i.e., how he allows patches of pure painting to show on the surface like dirt on a camera lens. Neither of these essays is particularly valuable, but the book is nevertheless worthwhile because of its illustrations and unusual reproductions.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Felecia Gregory on December 4, 2010
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This book is beautiful. It's divided into two sections, the first half is two essays by the authors, respectively. The second half is a series of rarely seen prints, etchings and sketchings. They are worth buying the book for, as they are not available anywhere else.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GMarie on May 21, 2011
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This is a small book but packed with great impressions of Camille Pissarro. A lovely addition to any Pissarro or French Impressionism geek's library!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yao Yue on November 20, 2012
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The color of the book is good.It was printed in Italy.This is also the reason why I choose it. But the pictures are too small. By the way it is the book of the paper-back edition that I like it. I dislike the hard-cover, too heavy . Then it is unnecessary waste to the personal reader.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lizbeth on December 2, 2008
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A very handsome little paperback with beautiful reproductions and nice account of Pissarro, his taste for rural subjects, and so-called "dirty" painting style.
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