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Corot Paperback – 1996

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Product Details

  • Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
  • Paperback: 540 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art (1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300085877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300085877
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,246,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was a great purchase. For a "used book" it came in almost perfect condition. The paper it is printed on is of high quality, very smooth and thick to last a long time. The illustrations are all color and high quality and the various essays on Corot are very informative and well-written. The chronology of Corot's life is fascinating. This book was worth every penny and for a person who loves a painter's painter like Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, this would make a great gift. There is a story of how Corot was presented with one of the many forgeries of his work produced when his paintings were in high demand late in his life. Corot would make a face because the painting was so obviously bad and take it for a few days to re-paint it to his satisfaction (now making it now a real Corot). This story is very telling about Corot in his later years - a man finally happy to have some success and eager to help others less fortunate.
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Format: Paperback
I was looking for a book with good reproductions of the best paintings by Corot, especially his later landscapes. In this respect I was disappointed with this exhibition catalogue, because it focuses too much on Corot's portraits and some less important works. Also, most of the reproductions are quite small scale. On the plus side, this book is packed with information: each painting is thoroughly presented with detailed background information.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Beautiful, scholarly book, with plenty of color plates, historical information, photos, &c, &c. Corot's landscapes are really stunning, pre-Impressionist wonders. As an amateur painter, they are very inspirational!
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