In offering a major reevaluation of one of art's most enduring and important movements, art history professor James Rubin shifts the focus from familiar scenes of pleasure in impressionist works—the beautiful countryside, people at leisure—to the chronicle of a landscape changing as the result of productivity, technology, and urbanization. Rubin looks principally at Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Armand Guillaumin, and Gustave Caillebotte, and demonstrates not only that the industrial and demographic revolutions of the 19th century had a profound impact on art, but also that impressionism was the first art historical movement to embrace such changes.
"A fresh perspective into a little-noticed aspect of the impressionist movement ... refreshingly insightful."—Art Times
"With a wealth of fresh ideas and new interpretive perspectives on familiar pictorial examples, James Rubin provides a lucid, comprehensive account of the cultural significance of impressionist painting ...a welcome corrective to our tendency to view this art almost exclusively as commentary on forms of bourgeois leisure. This is the type of book that will serve you well if it is the only one you read on impressionism, but also the one to read if you have already read all the others."—Richard Shiff
‘’İzlenimcilik ve Modern Manzara: Manet’den Van Gogh’a Üretkenlik , Teknoloji ve Şehirleşme’’
En kalıcı ve önemli sanat akımlarının izinde, sanat tarihi profesörü James Rubin odağını izlemci çalışmaların keyif verici sahnelerinden üretkenliğin, teknolojinin ve şehirleşmenin sonucu olarak değişen manzaralara töneltiyor. Birçok ünlü sanatçının çalışmaları üzerinden. Bu kitapta ,19. Yüzyılda endüstriyel ve demografik devrimin sanata etkisi inceleniyor.