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Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815

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ISBN-10: 0226063364

ISBN-13: 9780226063362

Edition: 1990

Authors: Albert Boime

List price: $75.00
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In this second volume, Albert Boime continues his work on the social history of Western art in the Modern epoch. This volume offers a major critique and revisionist interpretation of Western European culture, history, and society from Napoleon's seizure of power to 1815. Boime argues that Napoleon manipulated the production of images, as well as information generally, in order to maintain his political hegemony. He examines the works of French painters such as Jacques-Louis David and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, to illustrate how the art of the time helped to further the emperor's propagandistic goals. He also explores the work of contemporaneous English genre painters, Spain's Francisco de Goya, the German Romantics Philipp Otto Runge and Caspar David Friedrich, and the emergence of a national Italian art. Heavily illustrated, this volume is an invaluable social history of modern art during the Napoleonic era. Stimulating and informative, this volume will become a valuable resource for faculty and undergraduates.--R. W. Liscombe, Choice
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 734
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Art historian Albert Boime was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 17, 1933. After serving in the Army, he received a B.A. in art history from UCLA in 1961 and a M.A. and a Ph.D from Columbia University in 1963 and 1968, respectively. He taught at SUNY Stony Brook from 1968 to 1972, SUNY Binghamton from 1972 to 1978, and UCLA from 1979 to 2008. He wrote almost 20 books and numerous articles. He is best-known for his Social History of Modern Art series, which comprises of Art in an Age of Revolution, 1750-1800 (1987); Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 (1990); Art in an Age of Counterrevolution, 1815-1848 (2004); and Art in an Age of Civil Struggle, 1848-1871 (2007). He died of myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disorder, on October 18, 2008 at the age of 75.

Illustrations
Introduction
The Adversaries
The Napoleonic Era (1800-15)
The Iconography of Napoleon
English Art in the Napoleonic Era
France and Spain
The Downtrodden and their Regeneration
Napoleon's Invasion of Prussia and the Rise of German Romantic Nationalism
The Political Foundations of the German Romantic Pioneers and Their Patrons
Patrons of the New Movement
Philipp Otto Runge
Caspar
Napoleon in Italy
Notes
Index