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Modern women and Parisian consumer culture in impressionist painting

Author: Ruth Iskin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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This book examines the encounter between Impressionist painting and nineteenth-century consumer culture. Ruth E. Iskin explores the representation of feminine fashions, consumers and sales-women in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Iskin
ISBN: 9781107672468 1107672465
OCLC Number: 870650201
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
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Contents: 1. Introduction: Impressionism, consumer culture and modern women; 2. Selling, seduction, and soliciting the eye: Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergere; 3. Degas's dazzling hat shops and artisanal atelier: consumers, milliners and saleswomen, 1882-1910; 4. Inconspicuous subversion: Parisian consumer culture in 1870s city views; 5. Nature and marketplace: Zola, Pissarro, and Caillebotte; 6. The chic Parisienne: a national brand of French fashion and femininity.
Responsibility: Ruth E. Iskin.


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