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Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History, 5th Edition

  • Stephen F. Eisenman
  • ISBN-10: 0500841721
  • ISBN-13: 9780500841723
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

The authoritative history of nineteenth-century art, now more student-friendly Still authoritative, now in full color throughout, Nineteenth Century Art, Fifth Edition retains its hallmark attention to issues of class and gender, reception and spectatorship, racism and Eurocentrism, popular and elite culture, and the question of the canon. The new edition is more student-friendly, with new chapter overviews to show the big picture, discussion questions, and an updated design.


  • A critical approach to nineteenth-century art, written by experts The team of expert authors takes a critical approach to art, revealing how class and gender; race, class and ethnicity; modernity and tradition; and popular and elite culture—ideas that arose in the course of the nineteenth century—motivated the artists and movements under review. The result is genuine intellectual excitement and a deep appreciation of the art.

  • A focused approach facilitates deeper understanding of key artists and movements By concentrating their special focus on the most important artists of the era, the authors can devote more detail to each—including the contextual background, influences, and legacy. By focusing on fewer artists, students come away with a more in-depth understanding of the era. This foundation will serve as a basis for further study and analysis in their future academic careers in related areas.

New to this edition

  • Now more accessible, with more than 500 images, a full-color design, and new pedagogy For the first time, every artwork appears in the original full color. New chapter introductions place the artist or movement in broader social and cultural context. New box features highlight important historical issues such as utopianism, Darwin and evolution, race and racism, and more.