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The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and his Followers Paperback – October 18, 1999
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"That he restores a social and historical context to the work he discusses--from Manet's Musique aux Tuileries to Seurat's Grande Jatte--is not what is most original about Clark's book, elegant and telling as his delineation generally is.... What really lifts the book into a category of its own is the manner in which the assimilation of contextual detail and the observation of pictorial detail are worked together into an argument."---Charles Harrison, Art Monthly
"Mr. Clark ... writes with considerable verve; his interpretations of individual paintings are often illuminating, and he is soaked in the social history of the period with which he deals."---John Gross, The New York Times
"Like everything that T. J. Clark writes, [this] book bubbles with new ideas and old ideas freshly turned; it is intriguing, suggestive and well written."---Eugen Weber, The Times Literary Supplement
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- Publisher : Princeton University Press; Revised edition (October 18, 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 390 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0691009031
- ISBN-13 : 978-0691009032
- Item Weight : 1.87 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.63 x 0.92 x 9.21 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #469,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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He is very unorganized when developing ideas and likes to make and counter his argument in the same breath.
It becomes ironically evident after reading the preface, introduction, and first chapter that Clark is writing for his colleagues in academia and not for the masses.
Once you get use to his longwinded style the rest of the book is fantastic.
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Leider sind die in schwarz/weiß gedruckten Bilder teilweise nicht sehr gut "lesbar", da Details und natürlich die Farben verloren gehen. Die farbigen Abdrucke in der Mitte sind aber hervorragend.