Written by the former art critic for The New York Times, this is a complete study of the painting and sculpture of the 19th century covering its major movements and incorporating its 18th-century precedents and early 20th-century developments.Written by the former art critic for The New York Times, this is a complete study of the painting and sculpture of the 19th century covering its major movements and incorporating its 18th-century precedents and early 20th-century developments.Read Less
Good. No Dust Jacket. 484 pages. Usual ex-library stamps and stickers throughout. Cover has clear, protective contact to spine and edges. Some wear and scuffing to cover and page edges. Item Type: Ex Library. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Art; Art & Design; ISBN: 4833703076. ISBN/EAN: 9784833703079. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 164718.
This was the first book on art I ever read - when I was 16 and still at school. It opened my eyes to art of all periods: "modern" in the title means from the Eighteenth Century onwards! Canaday - whose own sympathies were very much with more tradional kinds of art - deals fairly with art of all the various schools of his chosen period, neo-classsicism, romanticism, impressionism and so forth. His only real blind spot is Victorian acadedmic art; but the rehabilitation of nineteenth-century art had not started when Canaday was writing this. Advances in printing technology mean that the book has a rather old-fashioned appearance, with most of the illustrations in black and white. But the text is as good as it was when Canaday wrote it in 1959. Cheap reading copies are easily available from alibris, and are worth their weight in gold. A brilliant introduction to the visual arts.
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