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Palaces in the night : Whistler in Venice

Author: Margaret F MacDonald; James McNeill Whistler
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The year 1879 found the American artist James McNeill Whistler in London, in the dire financial straits which led to his bankruptcy. In September, armed with a contract from the Fine Art Society for a set of twelve etchings, he sought refuge in Venice. With his model and mistress Maud Franklin he stayed there for some fourteen months. The unique and timeless beauty of Venice inspired some of his greatest works:  Read more...
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Named Person: James McNeill Whistler; James McNeill Whistler; James McNeill Whistler; James McNeill Whistler
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret F MacDonald; James McNeill Whistler
ISBN: 0520230493 9780520230491
OCLC Number: 47082392
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: 'Arrangement in black and white': or why Whistler went to Venice --
Whistler in Venice --
The pastels --
The etchings --
Mr. Whistler's etchings of Venice --
The pastel show --
'Arrangement in white and yellow': The second exhibition of etchings --
The 'Second Venice set' --
Nocturne: The last years --
Palaces in the night --
Letters from Venice.
Other Titles: Whistler in Venice
Responsibility: Margaret F. MacDonald.
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In "Palaces in the Night", MacDonald looks at a key period in James Whistler's career, examining his unique vision of Venice and his development of the medium of etching. 120 illustrations.  Read more...

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