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The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
James David Draper and Edouard Papet; With Elena Carrara, Nadège Horner, Laure de Margerie, Jean-Claude Poinsignon, and Philip Ward-Jackson

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827­–1875) was an extraordinarily gifted sculptor—the greatest in 19th-century France before Rodin—and embodied the emotionally charged artistic climate of his era. The passionate Carpeaux comes alive in this handsome new publication. Carpeaux’s wrenching representations of human forms, shown in beautiful color details and illustrations, echo his turbulent personal life, fraught with episodes of violence and fatal illness.

The book covers the entire span of Carpeaux’s career, and includes the masterpiece Ugolino and His Sons, newly discovered drawings, and a number of rarely seen or studied works. Previously unpublished letters between Carpeaux and his family and friends, a wealth of archival material...

2014   376 pp.  350 color illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300204315  $65.00

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A Manner of Painting All His Own
"Young Student Drawing" by Jean Siméon Chardin

Faces of Impressionism
Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay

Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities
Painting, Poetry, Music

Working Among Flowers
Floral Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century France

From San Juan to Paris and Back
Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism

French Art Deco

Matisse's Sculpture
The Pinup and the Primitive

Gustave Moreau
History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism
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Monet and the Seine
Impressions of a River
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Mind's Eye
Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne
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The Bronze Horseman
Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
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The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904
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André Le Nôtre in Perspective
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Paul Signac (1863–1935)
Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints
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The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
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Poussin's Sacrament of Ordination
History, Faith, and the Sacred Landscape
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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
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Impressionist France
Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet
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Modern Art and the Metropolis
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Cats and Girls
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