Odd Man Out Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas

ISBN-10: 0892367288

ISBN-13: 9780892367283

Edition: 2003

Authors: Carol Armstrong

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In Odd Man Out, Carol Armstrong offers an important study of Edgar Degas's work and reputation. Armstrong grapples with contradictory portrayals of Degas as "odd man out" within the modernist canon: he was a realist whom realists rejected; a storyteller in pictures who did not satisfy novelist-critics; a painter of modern life who was not a modernist; a member of the impressionist group who was no impressionist. Armstrong confronts these and other paradoxes by analyzing the critical vocabularies used to describe Degas's work. By reading several groups of the artist's images through the lens of a sequence of critical texts, Armstrong shows how our critical and popular expectations of Degas are overturned and subverted. This is a reprint of the book first published by the University of Chicago Press in 1991.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Jennifer A. Gonz�lez is Associate Professor in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Frieze, World Art, Diacritics, Art Journal, Bomb, numerous exhibition catalogs, and anthologies, including With Other Eyes: Looking at Race and Gender in Visual Culture and Race in Cyberspace.Carol Armstrong is a professional quilter, teacher, and pattern designer known for her beautiful, life-like applique designs taken from nature. Carol lives in Shingleton, Michigan.

Illustrations
Introduction
Degas, the Odd Man Out: The Impressionist Exhibitions
Duranty on Degas: A Theory of Modern Painting
Reading the Work of Degas
Against the Grain: J. K. Huysmans and the 1886 Series of Nudes
The Myth of Degas
Postscript
Notes
Illustration Sources
Index
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