Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890-1917

Hélène Valance (Author) Jane Marie Todd (Translator)
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Description

The turn-of-the-century vogue for night landscapes is examined through the technological, social, and political changes that affected the era in this absorbing and original study.

Product Details

Price
$45.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
July 17, 2018
Pages
256
Dimensions
8.8 X 0.9 X 11.2 inches | 2.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300223996

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About the Author

Hélène Valance is assistant professor at the Université de Franche-Comté.

Reviews

"Hélène Valance has written a much-needed history of how image makers reacted to the ways in which the American night was lit, exploited, and commercialized from the turn of the twentieth century until the U.S. entry into World War I."--William Sharpe, caa.reviews
"With Nocturne, Valance adds a new chapter to the scholarship on artists fascinated by American nightscapes and places them within the context of history."--Alfonso Huerta, ARLIS/NA Reviews
"Art historian Hélenè Valance has written an innovative overview of American paintings of the night . . . The writing is eloquent, sophisticated, and accessible, and the production values are high, with beautiful color reproductions of art on nearly every page."--T. Nygard, Choice

Jane Marie Todd's translation of Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890-1917 by Hélène Valance is a finalist in the French American Foundation's 2019 Translation Prize, non-fiction category