The Impressionists
A Retrospective

edited by Martha Kapos

The definitive volume about the lives and work of the Impressionist painters

This is a special Beaux Arts reprint edition available at a discounted price in limited quantities only.

In 1874, a group of young artists organized a public exhibition that challenged the French art establishment. Forming the core of this group were Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Pissarro and others who were immediately identified as the avant garde, and their first exhibition became an historic landmark in the development of modern art. The Impressionists: A Retrospective shows how these artists not only revolutionized painting but also the way we see the world.

The nearly 100 text selections in The Impressionists include firsthand accounts by the artists and by great writers of the time such as Baudelaire, Zola, and Mallarmé. Accompanying the text are 116 color plates, including 20 pages of color foldouts, and over 100 black and white reproductions of paintings and documentary photographs.

This combination of text and pictures depicts the personal struggle of these young painters and how they became true masters.


9 5/8 x 13 in., 384 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-972-6

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