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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 Previously unpublished letters between Carpeaux and his family and friends, a wealth of archival material...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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Futures of Surrealism
Myth, Science Fiction, and Fantastic Art in France, 1936–1969
 



Inventing Impressionism
Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market
 



Benjamin-Constant
Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism
 



Monet's "Impression, Sunrise"
The Biography of a Painting
 



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
 



French Art Deco
 



From San Juan to Paris and Back
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Matisse's Sculpture
The Pinup and the Primitive
 



Gustave Moreau
History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism
 



Monet and the Seine
Impressions of a River
 



Mind's Eye
Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne
 



The Bronze Horseman
Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
 



The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904
 



André Le Nôtre in Perspective
 



Paul Signac (1863–1935)
Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints
 



The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
 



Poussin's Sacrament of Ordination
History, Faith, and the Sacred Landscape
 



Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
 

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