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The Independent Critic: Philippe Burty and the Visual Arts of Mid-Nineteenth Century France

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As one of the most vigorous and independent of French nineteenth century art critics, Philippe Burty (1830-1890) often supported areas and issues that other critics overlooked. He was among the first to support the new renaissance in printmaking (essentially in etching) and his articles on the decorative arts, the need for reforms in the exhibition system and his support of younger painters were well known. His primary contribution was in championing Japonisme (the taste for all things Japanese) in France and in coinig the ...

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The Independent Critic: Philippe Burty and the Visual Arts of Mid-Nineteenth Century France
1993, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820421049

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