The Painter's Eye: Notes and Essays on the Pictorial Arts (Hardback)
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The Painter's Eye: Notes and Essays on the Pictorial Arts (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 31/10/1989
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Between 1868 and 1897 Henry James wrote a number of short essays and reviews of artists and art collections; these essays were published in magazines such as "Atlantic Monthly' and "Harper's Weekly" and in newspapers such as the "New York Tribune". They included James' comments on Ruskin, Turner, Whistler, Sargent, and the Impressionists, among many others. 30 of these essays were collected and first published in a modern edition in 1956, accompanied by John Sweeney's introduction which sketched James' interest in the visual arts over a period of years, focusing on the ways in which painting and painters entered his work as subjects. Susan Griffin's new foreword places James's observations in a contemporary context. Some of the novelist's judgements will seem wrong to today's readers: he was very critical of the Impressionists, for example, but all of these essays bear the stamp of James's critical intelligence, and they tell us a great deal about his development as a writer during those years.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299122843
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 213 x 143 x 16 mm


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"Not only does James's status as one of the premier perceivers of the Victorian period give this edition importance, but the art that he is writing about is now receiving more sympathetic scrutiny from historians and critics. The criticism is written with force and delicacy, and is intriguingly laced with the occasional gossip of the art monde."--William Veeder, University of Chicago

Not only does James s status as one of the premier perceivers of the Victorian period give this edition importance, but the art that he is writing about is now receiving more sympathetic scrutiny from historians and critics. The criticism is written with force and delicacy, and is intriguingly laced with the occasional gossip of the art monde. William Veeder, University of Chicago
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