The Judgment of Paris

The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism
Product Number: EB00637287
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780802718419
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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With a novelist's skill and the insight of an historian, bestselling author Ross King recalls a seminal period when Paris was the artistic center of the world, and the rivalry between Meissonier and Manet.The Judgment of Paris chronicles the dramatic decade between two famous exhibitions-the scandalous Salon des Refuses in 1863 and the first Impressionist showing in 1874-set against the rise and dramatic fall of Napoleon III and the Second Empire after the Franco-Prussian War. A tale of many artists, it revolves around the lives of two, described as "the two poles of art"-Ernest Meissonier, the most famous and successful painter of the 19th century, hailed for his precision and devotion to history; and Edouard Manet, reviled in his time, who nonetheless heralded the most radical change in the history of art since the Renaissance. Out of the fascinating story of their parallel lives, illuminated by their legendary supporters and critics-Zola, Delacroix, Courbet, Baudelaire, Whistler, Monet, Hugo, Degas, and many more-Ross King shows that their contest was not just about Art, it was about competing visions of a rapidly changing world.

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Author(s): Ross King
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2009

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Author(s): Ross King
Narrator(s): Tristan Layton
Product Number B1650
Released: Apr 06, 2006
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Publisher: Audio Renaissance
ISBN: #9781593978754
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Author(s): Ross King
Narrator(s): Tristan Layton
Product Number Z100126425
Released: Jun 01, 2017
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781593978785
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Author(s): Ross King
Product Number EB00732548
Released: Aug 20, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: #9780307374967

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