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The Painted Panorama Hardcover – March 1, 2000


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Rev Exp edition (March 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810943654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810943650
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Before there was Titanic the movie or Phantom the musical, one of the great spectacles was the panorama. This art form, popular for a relatively brief period in the 19th century, saw large crowds turn out in cities across Europe and North America to view depictions of battles, great land- and cityscapes, and historic events in, most often, circular purpose-built structures. Many factors, including the cost of the paintings themselves as well as the rise of photography and eventually motion pictures, led to the death of the panorama. French writer Comment, in this excellent history of a mostly forgotten art form, traces the history of the panorama, describes audience reactions, and gives biographical sketches of many of the artists as well as a critical assessment of their work (when possible, as most of the panoramas themselves have been lost). A highlight of the book is the inclusion of the gatefold color illustrations of seven panoramas that give only the slightest hint of what the panorama experience must have been like. A fine complement to Stephan Oettermann's somewhat more academic The Panorama (LJ 1/98), this is an accessible introduction for informed lay readers.
-Martin R. Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, DC
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Bernard Comment's Painted Panorama draws on extensive research to bring to life the art and themes of painted panoramas, from vistas to battlefields and religious topics. An outstanding choice for personal, academic, and community library art reference collections.
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