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Art and the French Commune

Author : Albert Boime
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This exploration of the forces that shaped Impressionism proposes that at the heart of the modern is a "guilty secret" - the need of the dominant, mainly bourgeois, classes in Paris to expunge from historical memory the haunting nightmare of the Commune and its socialist ideology.

Organizing Independence

Author : Gonzalo J. S¾nchez
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One need only remember the role of Jacques Louis David in the French Revolution of 1789 and the quasi-official status of art in French national history to understand the prominence of art and artists in the Fädäration des Artistes of the Paris Commune of 1871. Focusing on artists' political activities rather than their artistic efforts, Gonzalo J. S¾nchez Jr. examines the artists' assembly formed in the Commune, recounts the program and activities of the group and its members, and charts their fate after the fall of the Commune and during the ensuing repression of the Communards. ø Departing from the tradition established by Karl Marx, which views the Commune as a precursor of revolutionary socialism, the author portrays the artists' federation as a complex mixture of conservative and reformist elements, situated at a historical crossroads. These artists?including Gustave Courbet, Jules Häreau, Edouard Lockroy, Jules Dalou, and Läon and August Ottins?were part of a tradition of artists' assemblies dating to 1789 even as they argued for radical change in artists' social status and autonomy. Many of the reforms they advocated were realized during the Third Republic, making the federation a social and political, if not an aesthetic, precursor of modernism.

Anarchy and Art

Author : Allan Antliff
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One of the powers of art is its ability to convey the human aspects of political events. In this fascinating survey on art, artists, and anarchism, Allan Antliff interrogates critical moments when anarchist artists have confronted pivotal events over the past 140 years. The survey begins with Gustave Courbet’s activism during the 1871 Paris Commune (which established the French republic) and ends with anarchist art during the fall of the Soviet empire. Other subjects include the French neoimpressionists, the Dada movement in New York, anarchist art during the Russian Revolution, political art of the 1960s, and gay art and politics post-World War II. Throughout, Antliff vividly explores art’s potential as a vehicle for social change and how it can also shape the course of political events, both historic and present-day; it is a book for the politically engaged and art aficionados alike. Allan Antliff is the author of Anarchist Modernism.

Communal Luxury

Author : Kristin Ross
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Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century Kristin Ross's new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space. Today's concerns—internationalism, education, the future of labor, the status of art, and ecological theory and practice—frame and inform her carefully researched restaging of the words and actions of individual Communards. This original analysis of an event and its centrifugal effects brings to life the workers in Paris who became revolutionaries, the significance they attributed to their struggle, and the elaboration and continuation of their thought in the encounters that transpired between the insurrection's survivors and supporters like Marx, Kropotkin, and William Morris. The Paris Commune was a laboratory of political invention, important simply and above all for, as Marx reminds us, its own 'working existence.'Communal Luxury allows readers to revisit the intricate workings of an extraordinary experiment.

The French Communes in the Middle Ages

Author : Charles Petit-Dutaillis
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Imagination und Wirklichkeit

Author : Klaus Krüger
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Monet and French Landscape

Author : Frances Fowle
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A collection of essays which look in depth at the political, economic, scientific, religious and art historical context for this complex and often contradictory period in Monet's lfie.

Andr Salmon on French Modern Art

Author : André Salmon
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This book is the first English-language translation of Andre Salmon's first two books.

The Development of Art and the Universal Republic

Author : Gonzalo Jose Sanchez
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Current Contents Arts Humanities

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Paris and the Commune 1871 78

Author : Colette E. Wilson
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Despite the scholarship and political activism devoted to keeping the memory of the Paris Commune alive, there still remains much ignorance both in France and elsewhere. Between 20,000 and 35,000 people were killed on the streets of Paris in just the final week of the traumatic civil war of 1871. Colette Wilson identifies a critical blind-spot in French studies and employs new critical approaches to neglected texts, marginalized aspects of the illustrated press, early photography, and a selection of novels by Emile Zola. This book will be of interest to students and academics studying France in the 19th century from a number of different perspectives: war and revolution studies, cultural studies, history and cultural memory, literature, art history, photography, the illustrated press, city studies, and human geography.

Mystic Masque

Author : Georges Rouault
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"More than thirty essays based on new research by scholars from a variety of disciplines recover Rouault's keen sense of disjunction, unintended consequences, and ironic reversals."--Book jacket leaf.

American Artists in Munich

Author : Christian Fuhrmeister
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Munich's Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1808, became one of the most important institutions In Europe for training artists in the second half of the 19th century. The Academy attracted students from across Europe, and the United States. This volume examines the ?Munich school, ? its development and influence, the migration of its style and the effect art students have on their surroundings. Existing studies of American painters in Munich focus on leading representatives from the peak of the movement in the early 1870s and 1880s, when the realism of the returning artists' paintings caused something of a sensation in the American art world, up to the 1930?s. This complex phenomenon must be investigated in its entirety, taking into account the development of styles and genres over half a century, experienced by more than 420 American students, and also by a number of American artists who studied elsewhere in town.

Orientalist Visual Discourse and National Acculturation in Nineteenth century France

Author : Jon Samuel Bassewitz
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Symbolist Objects

Author : Claire I. R. O'Mahony
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This interdisciplinary volume explores the intersections between Symbolist aesthetics and material objects and interiors. Fourteen international scholars examine these debates from the overlapping perspectives of the disciplines of literary studies, the history of art, design and visual culture and aesthetic philosophy. Five thematic sections apply a spectrum of approaches to visual and literary case studies from fin-de-siecle Europe."


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The Fashion Doll

Author : Juliette Peers
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Feminists have argued that the Barbie doll perpetuates unrealistic standards of feminine beauty and undermines the credibility of women - that her long, slender plastic limbs and tiny waist fetishize the female body in unnatural ways and that her mature, overtly fashionable image promotes consumerism and superficiality over and above womens liberty and intellect. Depending on the viewer, Barbie is either a malign symbol of the strategies of the capitalist system or she is a symbol of glamour, high fashion and style, a fascinating indice of cultural change and nostalgic memory. Yet both Barbies fans and detractors assume that she stands alone.In reality she is the most high profile of a series of iconic dolls that over the past century and a half have been intimately connected to notions of fashionability. The prominence of haute couture in popular culture suggests that the link between fashion marketing and dolls should be an obvious one. Yet to date this connection has not been systematically explored. Doll collecting has been viewed as an enthusiasts or curatorial preserve, while the volumes these artefacts speak about culture and identity has not been adequately interrogated. Peers original and shrewd analysis fills a major gap in cultural studies by examining in depth the dolls associations with concepts of femininity and fashionability.

Intellectual History Newsletter

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Art Journal

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Art War and Revolution in France 1870 1871

Author : John Milner
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En beskrivelse af franske kunstneres opfattelse af Frankrigs krig mod Preussen, Pariserkommunen og den nye franske republik, som det kommer til udtryk i deres kunst