Monet


An accessible, engaging introduction to the life and work of Claude Monet.


Carla Rachman


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Price: USD$29.95

Carla Rachman's clear and engaging account offers an accessible introduction to Claude Monet's life and art, analysing the works themselves and also the social basis for the shifts in taste and the changing political and economic forces within Monet's lifetime. The artist's personal life and his relations with dealers, patrons, critics and institutions are seen as formative influences on his work. The book traces critical reaction to Monet's work from the early years, which were marked by clashes with conventional artistic values, to the present, in which Monet's vision of the world has gained popularity with the public at large.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 220 x 160 mm (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 210 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714835006

Carla Rachman lectures on nineteenth-century art at both the University of London and Boston University's London campus.

"A fresh overview of the artist and his works for contemporary readers."—The Art Book

On the Art & Ideas series

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"Phaidon's series may prove to be the pick of the crop. It boasts expert but undogmatic texts and a wealth of illustrations."—The Sunday Telegraph

"A fresh overview of the artist and his works for contemporary readers."—The Art Book

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