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Like breath on glass : Whistler, Inness, and the art of painting softly

Author: Marc Simpson; Wanda M Corn; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
Publisher: Williamstown, Mass. : Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2008.
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Through an innovative manner of handling paint, a group of American artists around 1900 created deceptively simple canvases that convey images of shimmering transcience, visions suggested rather than delineated. Focusing on this singular aesthetic characteristic - softness - this book explores this painterly phenomenon.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Like breath on glass.
Williamstown, Mass. : Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609306981
Named Person: James McNeill Whistler; George Inness; John Henry Twachtman; Thomas Wilmer Dewing; Edward Steichen; James McNeill Whistler; George Inness; George Inness; James McNeill Whistler
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Simpson; Wanda M Corn; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
ISBN: 9780300134063 0300134061 9780931102783 0931102782 9780931102769 0931102766
OCLC Number: 183531729
Notes: Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., June 22-Oct. 19, 2008.
Description: xi, 267 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Painting softly : an introduction / Marc Simpson --
Whistler, modernism, and the creative afflatus / Marc Simpson --
George Inness, softness, and the vapor barrier / Leo G. Mazow --
True illusions in soft paintings / Cody Hartley --
Materials for immateriality / Joyce Hill Stoner --
Plates --
The ''inaction painters" and their moment / Michael J. Lewis --
Reflections on "The color of mood" / Wanda M. Corn --
Appendix. The color of mood : American tonalism, 1880-1910.
Responsibility: [edited by] Marc Simpson ; with essays by Wanda M. Corn [and others].
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