A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815

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University of Chicago Press, May 15, 1993 - Art - 734 pages
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In this second volume, Albert Boime continues his work on the social history of Western art in the Modern epoch. This volume offers a major critique and revisionist interpretation of Western European culture, history, and society from Napoleon's seizure of power to 1815. Boime argues that Napoleon manipulated the production of images, as well as information generally, in order to maintain his political hegemony. He examines the works of French painters such as Jacques-Louis David and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, to illustrate how the art of the time helped to further the emperor's propagandistic goals. He also explores the work of contemporaneous English genre painters, Spain's Francisco de Goya, the German Romantics Philipp Otto Runge and Caspar David Friedrich, and the emergence of a national Italian art.

Heavily illustrated, this volume is an invaluable social history of modern art during the Napoleonic era.

Stimulating and informative, this volume will become a valuable resource for faculty and undergraduates.—R. W. Liscombe, Choice
 

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Contents

Illustrations
ix
Introduction
xxi
The Napoleonic Era 18001815
3
The Iconography of Napoleon
35
English Art in the Napoleonic Era
97
France and Spain
199
Napoleons Invasion of Prussia and the Rise of German Romantic Nationalism
315
The Political Foundations of the German Romantic Pioneers and Their Patrons
357
Patrons of the New Movement
385
Philipp Otto Runge
411
Caspar David Friedrich
511
Napoleon in Italy
637
Notes
657
Index
691
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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.


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