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The Resource Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes

Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes

Label
Keeping an eye open : essays on art
Title
Keeping an eye open
Title remainder
essays on art
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An extraordinary collection--hawk-eyed and understanding--from the Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes explains: "Flaubert believed that...great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting....But it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged." This is the exact dynamic that informs his new book. Barnes, in his 1989 novel A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, had a chapter on Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa, and since then he has written about many great masters of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, including Delacroix, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin, and Lucian Freud. The seventeen essays gathered here are adroit, insightful and, above all, a true pleasure to read " --
Member of
Assigning source
Source other than Library of Congress
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
709.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A6657
LC item number
K44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes
Link
9781101874783.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bonnard: You can call him Edouard
  • Vallotton : The foreign Nabi
  • Braque: The heart of painting
  • Magritte: Bird into egg
  • Oldenburg: Good soft fun
  • So does it become art?
  • Freud: The episodicst
  • Hodgkin: Words for H.H
  • Gericault: Catastrophe into art
  • Delacroix: How romantic?
  • Courbet : It's not like that, it's like this
  • Manet: In black and white
  • Fantin-Latour: Men in a line
  • Cezanne: Does an apple move?
  • Degas: and women
  • Redon: upwards, upwards!
Control code
1613667
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781101874783
Lccn
2015014317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1613667
  • (Sirsi) 1613667
  • (OCoLC)907391590
Label
Keeping an eye open : essays on art, Julian Barnes
Link
9781101874783.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bonnard: You can call him Edouard
  • Vallotton : The foreign Nabi
  • Braque: The heart of painting
  • Magritte: Bird into egg
  • Oldenburg: Good soft fun
  • So does it become art?
  • Freud: The episodicst
  • Hodgkin: Words for H.H
  • Gericault: Catastrophe into art
  • Delacroix: How romantic?
  • Courbet : It's not like that, it's like this
  • Manet: In black and white
  • Fantin-Latour: Men in a line
  • Cezanne: Does an apple move?
  • Degas: and women
  • Redon: upwards, upwards!
Control code
1613667
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781101874783
Lccn
2015014317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1613667
  • (Sirsi) 1613667
  • (OCoLC)907391590

Library Locations

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      15 Union Street, Manchester, MA, 01944, US
      42.5749735 -70.77138570000001
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