Edouard Manet Rebel in a Frock Coat
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"Manet comes alive in [Brombert's] pages. . . . At times her biography reads like a substantial and detailed 19th-century novel. . . . Brombert's Edouard Manet gives us not only a portrait of a complex artist but, in its authority and its range, a portrait of an age as well."--James R. Mellow, New York Times Book Review "One of the pleasures of reading her is to follow the way she weaves life, art and history into a smooth tapestry. The art emerges from the life, and in the broadest possible context: in terms of its creator's life and concerns and in terns of its historical and cultural setting."--Eric Gibson, The Washington Times Books "Richly detailed and informative . . . [this biography] exposes the character of an artist who maintained a sharply defined duality between his public and private personas."--Edward J. Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer "Brombert's reading of important canvasses . . . shine, as do her accounts of the changing social and political environment in which Manet worked. . . . Well researched, complexly conceived, and clearly written."--Kirkus Reviews "Brilliant . . . [this book] grants us a far deeper understanding of why [Manet's] paintings outraged so many of his peers, and why these same masterpieces resonate so richly in our psyches a century later."--Booklist, starred review
List price: $31.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/24/1997
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Beth Archer Brombert is a professional translator and author.
|List of Illustrations|
|A Manet an Artist?|
|The Doubling Begins|
|The Making of Paris|
|The Double-Edged Sword|
|A Turning Point|
|""A Recidivist of the Monstrous and the Immoral""|
|An Old Passion, a New Friend, a Public Defender|
|""The Family, Beware of the Family!""|
|Friends and Models|
|The Lady and the Fan|
|A City Under Siege|
|""As Famous as Garibaldi""|
|""Faire Vrai, Laisser Dire""|
|The Last Studio|