Manet: The Still Life Paintings

George L. Mauner, Author, Henri Loyrette, Essay by
George L. Mauner, Author, Henri Loyrette, Essay by ABRAMS $39.95 (200p) ISBN 978-0-8109-4391-9
Reviewed on: 02/01/2001
Release date: 02/01/2001
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Close reading isn't just for poetry. In Manet: The Still-Life Paintings, George Mauner, distinguished professor emeritus of art history at Penn State, gives close and illuminating attention to some of the best-loved works in all of modern painting, reproduced here in 133 illustrations (106 in full color). Henri Loyrette, director of Paris's Mus e d'Orsay, contributes an essay showing Manet's place within a long tradition of still-life painters. Subject-based sections such as ""The First Flowers,"" ""Fruits and Vegetables"" and ""Two Festive Tables"" make a large body of work accessible and thematically coherent. ( Feb.)
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