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A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art

Blackwell Companions to Art History

by Michelle Facos


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A comprehensive review of art in the first truly modern century

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art contains contributions from an international panel of noted experts to offer a broad overview of both national and transnational developments, as well as new and innovative investigations of individual art works, artists, and issues. The text puts to rest the skewed perception of nineteenth-century art as primarily Paris-centric by including major developments beyond the French borders. The contributors present a more holistic and nuanced understanding of the art world during this first modern century.

In addition to highlighting particular national identities of artists, A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art also puts the focus on other aspects of identity including individual, ethnic, gender, and religious. The text explores a wealth of relevant topics such as: the challenges the artists faced; how artists learned their craft and how they met clients; the circumstances that affected artist’s choices and the opportunities they encountered; and where the public and critics experienced art. This important text:

  • Offers a comprehensive review of nineteenth-century art that covers the most pressing issues and significant artists of the era
  • Covers a wealth of important topics such as: ethnic and gender identity, certain general trends in the nineteenth century, an overview of the art market during the period, and much more
  • Presents novel and valuable insights into familiar works and their artists
  • Written for students of art history and those studying the history of the nineteenth century, A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a comprehensive review of the first modern era art with contributions from noted experts in the field.

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    Blackwell Companions to Art History


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    Michelle Facos (Editor)

    Michelle Facos teaches art history at Indiana University Bloomington. Author of An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art (2011) and the website , Professor Facos's career is dedicated to promoting a balanced and holistic understanding of nineteen...

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