ISBN 9780810919877,Arts Of The 19Th Centurey : Vol. Two 1850 To 1905

Arts Of The 19Th Centurey : Vol. Two 1850 To 1905



Harry C & Cynthia M Greiner

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9780810919877

ISBN-10 0810919877

Hard Back

Number of Pages 629 Pages
Language (English)

Photography & photographs

The second half of the 19th century was a period of rapid change. This era of optimistic industrial achievement and scientific invention inspired new and diverse artistic movements, and saw the dawn of the skyscraper, the automobile, and the cinema. This volume explores the wide-ranging artistic eclecticism of the age by tracing and illustrating fine and decorative art movements from Realism, Impressionism, the Arts and Crafts movement, and Art Nouveau to primitivism and Expressionism.
Overflowing with superb illustrations, this monumental book encompasses a stunning variety of painting, sculpture, architecture and town planning, photography, and the decorative arts -- furniture, glass, metalwork, textiles, and more -- on both sides of the Atlantic. The text is by curators from the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, a museum specializing in 19th-century art. It offers unparalleled insights and documentation that make this the most comprehensive volume on the period.