Monet and Architecture (Hardback)
  • Monet and Architecture (Hardback)

Monet and Architecture (Hardback)

Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 20/03/2018
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The first book to focus on Monet's work through his representation of architecture

In an innovative approach, Richard Thomson considers Claude Monet's paintings of buildings in their environment, offering a reappraisal of an artist more often associated with landscapes, seascapes, and gardens. Buildings fulfilled various roles in Monet's canvases; some are chiefly compositional devices while others throw into sharp contrast the forms of man-made construction against the irregularity of nature, or suggest the absent presence of humans. The theme was both central and consistent over five decades of his 60-year career.

Written by a renowned expert on Impressionism, this book covers Monet's representations of historical buildings, inner cities, beach resorts, railway bridges and stations, suburban housing, and busy harbors-subjects spanning northern France, the Mediterranean, and the cities of Rouen, London, and Venice. In addition to 75 great paintings by Monet, this thematic, picture-led book includes a wealth of comparative material, such as postcards, posters, original travel photography, and rarely seen aerial photography that sets Monet's work firmly in its historical, cultural, and social framework.

Publisher: National Gallery Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781857096170
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1633 g
Dimensions: 254 x 241 mm

"An extensive overview of Monet's artistic interest in architecture."-Sean Sheehan,The Prisma

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