Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know (50 You Should Know) By Ines Janet Engelmann

Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know (50 You Should Know)

Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know (50 You Should Know) By Ines Janet Engelmann

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Perfect for enjoying or studying, this array of masterpieces by the luminaries of the Impressionist movement is the next best thing to viewing them in person.

No artistic education is complete without a healthy dose of the Impressionists. Here fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries are gorgeously reproduced, including the best of Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Cassatt, Manet, Seurat, and Pisarro. Each piece is given a brief overview establishing its place in the Impressionist pantheon as well as in its artist's oeuvre. An introductory text explains the Impressionistic style, tracing the movement's development, while an appendix offers biographies of the artists. The result is a veritable seminar on Impressionism, creating a fun and practical art history lesson that everyone can enjoy.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #106601 in Books
  • Published on: 2007-07-20
  • Original language: German
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .54" h x 7.93" w x 9.39" l, 1.21 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 144 pages
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About the Author

Ines Janet Engelmann is an expert in French art, curator, and author. She lives in Leipzig, Germany.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
5Gives a great "impression" on impressionism
By Bookworm
A great book to give an idea on impressionism. I liked that there was an introduction to explain the main characters - never knew that Manet played such a big role also on the human side - and all the difficulties these painters had to even be recognized as proper artists. Aso liked that there were interesting explanations on each of the 50 paintings. So, easy to read, a joy to look at the paintings, particularly as I have seen quite a number of the originals so can now relate to them even better.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4it's cool
By K. Eadington
I'm an art teacher and I love this series of books for making warm ups for my art kids. It's generally a good short description of the artwork or artist with some interesting facts and good pictures. This isn't the book for someone looking for something really in depth stuff but if you just want a brief refresher they are great.

This book is set up differently than the rest of the series and I don't like this set up quite as much but it's still pretty good.

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5Text is good, pictures are nice
By Kathy
I enjoy reading this book. The introductory text provides useful and interesting information about the works. Pictures are also nice.


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