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SIX THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE One of the great themes of nineteenth-century
Romantic painting was the interplay between the world and the spirit: the search
for images of those states of mind, embodied in nature, that exist beyond or ...
Whereas the cultural sign of the anciens regimes had been centralization of
acceptable taste, the free market found its equivalent, in the realm of patronage,
in the salon - the basic form of art display in nineteenth-century France. Instead of
The basic form of virtuous social display, for early nineteenth-century Americans,
was the giving of tithes to the Church and the support of religious philanthropies.
But the later nineteenth century, in America as elsewhere, saw the rise of that ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review