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Author King, Ross, 1962-

Title The judgment of Paris : the revolutionary decade that gave the world Impressionism / by Ross King.

Published New York : Walker & Co., 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/BROW  759.409 KING    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Southbank  759.409 KING    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 448 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 25 cm
regular print
Notes Also published as: The judgement of Paris : Manet, Meissonier and an artistic revolution, by Chatto & Windus., London, 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Chapter One: Chez -- Meissonier Chapter Two: -- Modern Life -- Chapter Three: The Lure -- of Perfection Chapter -- Four: Mademoiselle V. -- Chapter Five: Dreams of -- Genius Chapter Six: Youthful -- Daring -- Chapter Seven: A Baffling -- Maze of Canvas Chapter -- Eight: The Salon of Venus -- Chapter Nine: The Tempest of -- Fools Chapter Ten: Famous -- Victories -- Chapter Eleven: Young France -- Chapter Twelve: -- Deliberations Chapter -- Thirteen: Room M Chapter -- Fourteen: Plein Air Chapter -- Fifteen: A Beastly Slop -- Chapter Sixteen: The Apostle -- of Ugliness Chapter -- Seventeen: Ma¿tre Vel zquez -- Chapter Eighteen: The Jury -- of Assassins Chapter -- Nineteen: Monet or Manet? -- Chapter Twenty: A Flash of Swords -- Chapter Twenty-One: Marvels, Wonders -- and Miracles Chapter Twenty-Two: -- Funeral for a Friend -- Chapter Twenty-Three: Manoeuvres -- Chapter Twenty-Four: A Salon of -- Newcomers -- Chapter Twenty-Five: Au Bord de la Mer -- Chapter Twenty-Six: Mademoiselle Berthe -- Chapter Twenty-Seven: Flying Gallops -- Chapter Twenty-Eight: The Wild Boar of the -- Batignolles Chapter Twenty-Nine: Vaulting -- Ambitions -- Chapter Thirty: The Prussian -- Terror Chapter Thirty-One: The -- Last Days of Paris Chapter Thirty- -- Two: A Carnival of Blood Chapter -- Thirty-Three: Days of Hardship -- Chapter Thirty-Four: The Apples -- of Discord Chapter Thirty-Five: A -- Ring of Gold Chapter Thirty-Six: -- Pure Haarlem Beer Chapter Thirty- -- Seven: Beyond Perfection -- Chapter Thirty-Eight: The -- Liberation of Paris Epilogue: -- Finishing Touches -- Political Timeline -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Summary "The Judgment of Paris chronicles the dramatic decade between two famous exhibitions - the scandalous Salon des Refuses in 1863 and the first Impressionist showing in 1874 - set against the splendor of Napoleon III's Second Empire, and its dramatic fall after the Franco-Prussian War. A tale of many artists, it revolves around the lives of two, described as "the two poles of art": Ernest Meissonier, the most famous and successful painter of the nineteenth century, hailed for his precision and devotion to history; and Edouard Manet, reviled in his time, who nonetheless heralded the most radical change in the history of art since the Renaissance.
Out of the story of their parallel lives, illuminated by their legendary supporters and critics - Zola, Delacroix, Courbet, Baudelaire, Whistler, Monet, Hugo, Degas, and many more - Ross King shows that their contest was not just about artistic expression, it was about competing visions of a world drastically changed by technology, politics, and personal freedom."--BOOK JACKET.
Local note SpC/BROW copy donated by Ian Brown.
Subject Manet, Édouard, 1832-1883 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Painting, French -- 19th century.
Impressionism (Art) -- France.
Art and society -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Local donor Brown, Ian, 1937-. Donor.
ISBN 0802714668 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780802714664 (hardcover : alk. paper)