Realism in the Age of Impressionism: Painting and the Politics of Time

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Price
$78.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
8.08 X 10.32 X 0.72 inches | 2.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300208320

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About the Author
Marnin Young is associate professor of art history at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
Reviews
"What emerges is a very unusual bringing together of what is usually dealt with separately, by those dedicated to different methodological frameworks: a Marxist-inspired social history of art as exemplified in the work of T.J. Clark, versus a Friedian phenomenology of "absorption and theatricality," and their different ways of combining an address to both form and content, facture and iconography. Thus Marnin Young's text manages to nuance and complicate very usefully all the existing narratives of this period of 'avant-garde' art as well as the standard divisions in art historical methodology associated with it."--Carol Armstrong, Yale University--Carol Armstrong
"Young's total saturation in, and mastery of, the extremely rich body of contemporary art criticism enables him to recreate, to a remarkable degree, the recep­tion of his chosen paintings by the most informed and sophisticated viewers of the time. The richness of 19th-century French art criticism is a gift to the historian, but only a handful of scholars have made the most of it; T. J. Clark, Martha Ward, Marc Gotlieb, and Stephen Bann come at once to mind, and Young in this book joins their rather exclusive club."--Michael Fried, Johns Hopkins University--Michael Fried
Won an honorable mention for the 2016 Robert Motherwell Book Award given by the Dedalus Foundation.--Robert Motherwell Book Award "Dedalus Foundation" (5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM)
"Through its impressive command of the corpus of late nineteenth-century art criticism and its convincing articulation of the importance of temporality as an analytical and historical category, Realism in the Age of Impressionism is . . . an important contribution to nineteenth-century French art history."--Samuel Raybone, Art History

"Young brings to bear a remarkable knowledge of the contemporary critical literature. . . . [The book's chapters] introduce a young scholar of rare penetration."--Christopher Riopelle, Art Newspaper

"A fantastic book."--Mary Hunter, CAA Reviews

"[Young's] readers are always thought provoking; like the book as a whole, they challenge readers to look at art as complex historical evidence and in so doing to reconfigure our understandings of historical duration and the politics of time."--Daniel Sherman, Journal of Modern History

Won an honorable mention for the 2016 Robert Motherwell Book Award given by the Dedalus Foundation.

"Young's total saturation in, and mastery of, the extremely rich body of contemporary art criticism enables him to recreate, to a remarkable degree, the recep­tion of his chosen paintings by the most informed and sophisticated viewers of the time. The richness of 19th-century French art criticism is a gift to the historian, but only a handful of scholars have made the most of it; T. J. Clark, Martha Ward, Marc Gotlieb, and Stephen Bann come at once to mind, and Young in this book joins their rather exclusive club."--Michael Fried, Johns Hopkins University

"What emerges is a very unusual bringing together of what is usually dealt with separately, by those dedicated to different methodological frameworks: a Marxist-inspired social history of art as exemplified in the work of T.J. Clark, versus a Friedian phenomenology of "absorption and theatricality," and their different ways of combining an address to both form and content, facture and iconography. Thus Marnin Young's text manages to nuance and complicate very usefully all the existing narratives of this period of 'avant-garde' art as well as the standard divisions in art historical methodology associated with it."--Carol Armstrong, Yale University
"Amid the endless stream of images that come our way as part of the twenty-first-century visual economy, Young's book provides a lesson in the value of slow looking." --Andrea Korda, RACAR: revue d'art canadienne
--Andrea Korda "RACAR: revue d'art canadienne"