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Degas : a dialogue of difference

Author: Werner Hofmann; Edgar Degas
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a comprehensive overview of the pioneering work of Edgar Degas. Packed with over 200 illustrations, it explores the pictorial world of the man whose formal innovations, commitment to realism and the exploration of both the light and dark sides of contemporary society foreshadowed the art of the 20th century, with Hofmann bringing his own surprising new insights to many of Degas's best-known works. Degas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edgar Degas; Edgar Degas; Edgar Degas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Hofmann; Edgar Degas
ISBN: 9780500093412 0500093415
OCLC Number: 163319543
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 319 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: A man apart --
Before the change of course --
Contemplation, alienation, and self-awareness --
Women and their daydreams --
Rooms become screens --
A painted parable --
The Bourgeois in his world: the discovery of leisure --
Bodies adorned and used --
Dancers: flying high and falling low --
Liberties bought and sold --
The body attending to itself --
The experimenter --
Degas in his century.
Other Titles: Degas und sein Jahrhundert.
Responsibility: Werner Hofmann.
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Explores the pictorial world of Degass whose formal innovations, commitment to realism and exploration of both the light and dark sides of contemporary society foreshadowed the art of the 20th  Read more...

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