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The Resource Illuminated Paris : essays on art and lighting in the belle époque, Hollis Clayson

Illuminated Paris : essays on art and lighting in the belle époque, Hollis Clayson

Label
Illuminated Paris : essays on art and lighting in the belle époque
Title
Illuminated Paris
Title remainder
essays on art and lighting in the belle époque
Statement of responsibility
Hollis Clayson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The City of Light. For many, these four words instantly conjure late nineteenth-century Paris and the garish colors of Toulouse-Lautrec's iconic posters. More recently, the Eiffel Tower's nightly show of sparkling electric lights has come to exemplify our fantasies of Parisian nightlife. Though we reflect longingly on such scenes, in Illuminated Paris, Hollis Clayson shows that there's more to these cliches than meets the eye. In this richly illustrated book, she traces the dramatic evolution of lighting in Paris and how artists responded to the shifting visual and cultural scenes that resulted from these technologies. While older gas lighting produced a haze of orange, new electric lighting was hardly an improvement: the glare of experimental arc lights - themselves dangerous - left figures looking pale and ghoulish. As Clayson shows, artists' representations of these new colors and shapes reveal turn-of-the-century concerns about modernization as electric lighting came to represent the harsh glare of rapidly accelerating social change. At the same time, in part thanks to American artists visiting the city, these works of art also produced our enduring romantic view of Parisian glamour and its Belle Époque
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clayson, Hollis
Dewey number
709.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8214.5.F8
LC item number
C539 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lighting, Architectural and decorative, in art
  • Art, Modern
  • Paris (France)
Label
Illuminated Paris : essays on art and lighting in the belle époque, Hollis Clayson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223131095888
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Paris, city of éclairage -- Cherchez la lampe: Charles Marville, Gustave Caillebotte, and the gas lamppost -- Losing the moon: John Singer Sargent in the Jardin du Luxembourg -- Bright lights, brilliant wit: electric light caricatured -- Night lights on paper: illumination in the prints of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas -- Outsider nocturnes: Americans in Paris -- Man at the window: Edvard Munch in Saint-Cloud -- Conclusion: Art fueled by lights
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 228 pages
Isbn
9780226593869
Lccn
2018029034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029374091
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1042082800
Label
Illuminated Paris : essays on art and lighting in the belle époque, Hollis Clayson
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223131095888
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Paris, city of éclairage -- Cherchez la lampe: Charles Marville, Gustave Caillebotte, and the gas lamppost -- Losing the moon: John Singer Sargent in the Jardin du Luxembourg -- Bright lights, brilliant wit: electric light caricatured -- Night lights on paper: illumination in the prints of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas -- Outsider nocturnes: Americans in Paris -- Man at the window: Edvard Munch in Saint-Cloud -- Conclusion: Art fueled by lights
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 228 pages
Isbn
9780226593869
Lccn
2018029034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029374091
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1042082800

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