Black quarto, color illus.; 297 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 29 cm English content: Essays. Manet in view, Manet on view / Stéphane Guégan -- Painting in Morceaux / Laurence des Cars -- What market for Manet? / Simon Kelly -- The social character of Manet's art / Nancy Locke -- Manet's Parisiennes/ Helen Burnham -- "Monsieur Manet, who draws quite well." / Louis-Antonie Prat -- The Manet revival / Interview Philippe Sollers; Stéphane Guégan -- Catalogue. Couture's choices -- The Baudelaire moment -- A supspicious Catholicism -- From the Prado to the Place d l'Alma -- "The Promise of a Face" -- Impressionism caught in a trap -- The turning point of 1879 -- Less is more? -- The end of the story. || "Obviously unique, erotic and political, highly autobiographical, at times ironic, and always turned toward the public space, Manet's art was also playful. To gamble, to take risks, and to collect the winnings if possible, all three things were vital to this man of great ambition. The former sailor navigated by sight, always in open waters. No retreat, no safe haven, no evasion. Manet feared his doubts less than he feared failure and routine. To become tied down to some formula or particular genre would have been, for him, the worst way of giving up. A revolutionary, certainly, a history painter in his own way, he was above all a Salon painter, ready to do battle with the jury and the public so as to impose the Modern into great art."--Page 4 of cover. || Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Exhibitions|| Catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 5 April-3 July 2011 || **A large, heavy book. Extra shipping charges may apply.**

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