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Whistler Frances Spalding

Whistler By Frances Spalding

Whistler by Frances Spalding


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Summary

An introduction to the work of James McNeill Whistler.

Whistler Summary

Whistler by Frances Spalding

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was one of the most original artists of the late nineteenth century. Flamboyant dandy and ebullient publicist, friend of Oscar Wilde, Whistler was also a meticulous craftsman dedicated to the perfection of his art. Whistler was born in America but trained in Paris. He began as a realist painter but gradually developed a startlingly original method of composition, refining his technique to the barest essentials. He was one of the first to argue that the abstract ingredients of a painting - the lines, shapes, colours and tones - could in themselves be the subject; he entitled the portrait of his mother Arrangement in Grey and Black.

This book provides a wide survey of carefully selected works, illustrated with 48 full-page colour plates and accompanying notes, making it an ideal introduction to Whistler's art.

Whistler Reviews

On the Colour Library Series

"Ideal introductions for students and museum-goers."-Independent

"Phaidon's excellent Colour Library series: [...] a good introduction to nearly 50 key artists and movements in art history."-Antiques Trade Gazette

"The Phaidon Colour Library Series provides an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history."-Art & Craft

About Frances Spalding

Frances Spalding is an art historian and critic and writes regularly for the Burlington Magazine and the Times Literary Supplement. Her publications include Dance till the Stars Come Down: A Biography of John Minton (1991), Duncan Grant (1997), and The Tate: A History (1998).

Additional information

GOR004396244
9780714831862
0714831867
Whistler by Frances Spalding
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Phaidon Press Ltd
1994-09-01
128
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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