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The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers

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The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand new city, equipped with boulevards, cafes, parks and suburban pleasure grounds - the birthplace of those habits of commerce that constitute "modern life". Questioning those who view Impressionism solely in terms of artistic technique, T.J. Clark describes the painting of Manet, Degas, Seurat and others as an attempt to give form to that modernity and seek out its typical representatives - be they barmaids, boaters, prostitutes, sightseers or petits bourgeois lunching ...

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The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers
1990, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500275757

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The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers
1986, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691002750

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The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers
1985, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500234174

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