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Nordic landscape painting in the nineteenth century

Author: Torsten Gunnarsson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this richly illustrated book, Torsten Gunnarsson provides for the first time a comprehensive study of landscape painting in Scandinavia during its vital period of development in the nineteenth century. Scandinavia's search for a national identity, combined with its strong sense of communion with nature, fuelled a growing interest in landscape painting in the 1800s. Gunnarsson shows how the magnificent wilderness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Torsten Gunnarsson
ISBN: 0300070411 9780300070415
OCLC Number: 39060776
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Description: ix, 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: A landscape shaped by man: landscape painting in the Danish golden age --
The classical landscape --
The Northern wilderness --
Reality, light and air: the 1870s and 1880s --
The evocative landscape: the 1890s and the turn of the century.
Other Titles: Nordic landscape painting
Responsibility: Torsten Gunnarsson ; translated by Nancy Adler.

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This study identifies and analyzes the different types of landscape painting that dominated the Scandinavian countries in the 19th century. The author shows how the wilderness became a symbol of  Read more...

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