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Childhood illness and injuries steered Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) away from customary rural aristocratic avocations and toward a profession as an artist. He became a painter, draftsman, and lithographer whose work was immersed in famously hedonistic, fin-de-siècle Paris. In his hands, advertising posters were raised to a high art; he portrayed the nightlife of Montmartre-circuses, cafés, dance halls, and brothels-with clear, bold color and a certain seamy panache that is instantly recognizable as his. His much mythologized life has found its way into many biographies and into two feature-length movies called Moulin Rouge.
Lavishly illustrated with 370 color plates, Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre is the first major work to present the artist's oeuvre in the context of Montmartre's lively art scene from roughly 1885 to 1901. Accompanying an exhibition of the same name at the National Gallery of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, the book features the important paintings, drawings, prints, and posters Toulouse-Lautrec made on Montmartre subjects. It also includes masterpieces by contemporaries he inspired or who inspired him-Degas, Van Gogh, Picasso, and others-as well as rarely seen illustrations, lithographs, photographs, and ephemera of the era. And it discusses the artists, writers, actors, singers, and dancers who formed Toulouse-Lautrec's circle.
The book's gracefully written essays by Richard Thomson, Phillip Dennis Cate, and Mary Weaver Chapin, with Florence E. Coman, address these themes in light of the rise of the color poster, the proliferation of new forms of entertainment, and the emergence of a celebrity-oriented popular culture. Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre evokes a colorful, chaotic era, and adds a new dimension to our understanding of the art of Toulouse-Lautrec.
Recensione: The arts community of Paris in the late 19th century has been gutted, stuffed, studied, and fetishized for so many years now that one could easily think there are no mysteries left to wring from this era, as exceptional as it was. This handsome title focuses on the relationship between the ribald, booming, bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's work(1864-1901). It places his art so squarely in context that it rushes back to life and relevance. This is no mean feat, and the picture depicted in these four scholarly and engrossing essays is much clearer, stranger, and more sordid than Hollywood’s botched tribute. As discussed in Phillip Dennis Cate's essay, all manner of artists commingled in Lautrec’s dens of exploitation (circuses, dancing halls and whorehouses): Nabis, Symbolist, and post-Impressionist painters, absurdist humorists, caricaturists, anarchists, musicians, scene painters, and even proto-conceptual artists. As Mary Weaver Chapin explains, Lautrec was a pop artist before pop, with his appropriations of handbill imagery, his affinity for famous performers, his elevation of the "low" poster medium to "high" art, and his interest in perpetuating his own fame. It's easy to understand the attraction of this era; after all, so many of the cultural seeds of the 20th century were sewn in such a brief time in Paris' 18th arrondissement by (let's face it) a bunch of horny drunk dudes messed up on absinthe. --Mike McGonigal
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria 2096396
Descrizione libro National Gallery of Art / Princeton University Press, Washington, 2006. Softcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Reprint. Profusely illustrated. Size: 4to - over 9.75 - 12" tall. xiv + 294pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm. Slight foxing to front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Top edge marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; France; 19th century; History. ISBN: 0691129045. ISBN/EAN: 9780691129044. Inventory No: 14176. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Codice libro della libreria 14176
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria G0691129045I3N10
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2006. Soft Bound. Condizione libro: Fine. First Edition. Fine in wrappers. Codice libro della libreria 017216
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-209-54-6302606
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-209-54-6302606
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110691129045
Descrizione libro The National Gallery of Art, Washington and Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2006. oversize Qto. VG+/ -ndj. black spine with green, yellow and orange lettering, with reading crease down center of spine. softcovers are lightly shelfworn, fingerrubs and faint chafing to softcover edges. illustrated profusely with 370 color plates and 17 halftones. volume is softly curved on right side, else a smooth softcover exterior and well bound. interior gently read and no writing within. 293 pp. ISBN # 0691129045. Shelved FRONT TABLE. Dupont. Second Printing, and first Princeton paperback printing. Codice libro della libreria 9-13-1176482
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. Like new condition. Codice libro della libreria XX-209-54-6302606
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691129045