Periods, Groups & Movements: General Impressionism
(also see American & Canadian Impressionism, British Impressionism, French Impressionism & invidivual artists)
Impressionists on the Water by Phillip Dennis Cate, Daniel Charles, Christopher Lloyd, Gilles Chardeau Hardcover: 224 pages; Skira Rizzoli (Jun 11, 2013)

Exhibition catalog. Lavishly illustrated. Artists include Manet, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Caillebotte, Cezanne, Signac, and others.

The Treasures of the Impressionists by Jon Kear – Hardcover: 64 pages; Andre Deutsch; Slp edition (Feb 3, 2015)

No other movement has had as great an impact on art in the last 200 years, nor been as popular with museumgoers, as the Impressionists. This breathtaking volume—filled with fabulous facsimile artifacts, including letters, reviews, posters, preliminary sketches, palette lists, and more—looks at the journey these great painters endured to establish themselves in the art world.

Impressionist Women by Edward Lucie Smith – Hardcover: 160 pages; Abbeville Press; Revised edition (Oct 1, 1993)

The Impressionist painters brought a new realism to the depiction of women in all their guises and occupations, from society matron to prostitute. This work offers a colourful panorama of such depictions with the narrative tracing the family lives and social groups of the artists.

From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism by Edward J. Sullivan – Hardcover: 208 pages; Yale University Press (Oct 21, 2014)

Francisco Oller (1833–1917) was a Puerto Rican painter whose work was admired on both sides of the Atlantic. A native of San Juan, Oller spent over twenty years in Europe, establishing himself as one of the most distinguished transatlantic painters of his day.

Impressionist Cats and Dogs: Pets in the Painting of Modern Life by James H. Rubin – Hardcover: 156 pages; Yale University Press; (Nov 1, 2003)

Beginning with a brief overview of the symbolic meanings of pets in ancient Egyptian, medieval, and modern art, Rubin quickly focuses on impressionist works and the symbolic and realistic roles animals played in such noteworthy paintings as Manet's rebelliously sensual Olympia and its opposite, Renoir's Madame Charpentier and Her Children, which celebrates the natural place pets played in the rise of the middle classes. Rubin also discusses pets in the paintings of Monet, Caillebotte, Seurat, Cezanne, and Courbet, whose cat in The Studio of the Painter embodies the artist's determination to retain his artistic independence. An unprecedented, revealing, and enjoyable new angle on a much examined movement. —Lauren Roberts Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Impressionists in Winter: Effets De Neige by Charles S. Moffett, Eliza E. Rathbone, Katherine Rothkopf, Joel Isaacson – Hardcover: 240 pages; (Oct 1999) Philip Wilson Pub Ltd

It may seem eccentric to gather together paintings according to the season they depict, but this large, handsome volume will make readers wonder why no one thought of it before. Winter is different from the other three seasons, with its extraordinary range of color and light—from subtle grays and pinks to deep blues and yellows—and the distinct absence of that difficult color, green. This book, the catalog of an exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Ashington, D.C., is a collection of more than 60 large color plates of impressionist paintings. They form a surprising group that presents each painting—even if it is already familiar—in a new way

Watercolor Impressionists by Ron Ranson – Paperback: 128 pages; (Mar 1999) Sterling Publications

Master teacher and bestselling author Ron Ranson introduces his favorite watercolor impressionists, along with clear, insightful commentary. The fourteen artists featured include Trevor Chamberlain, Edward Seago, John Yardley, and Barbara Crowe. Over 100 works appear in brilliant color in an oversize format. 128 pages, 136 color illus., 15 b/w illus.

Impressionism: Reflections and Perceptions by Meyer Schapiro – Hardcover: 360 pages; George Braziller, 1997

Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Richard Sennett: Not a word is wasted. And the words are rich; Schapiro's prose possesses an unequaled power to wake up the reader's eye. This is probably the only book ever to relate Impressionism to Egyptian sculpture, Roman wall paintings, Chinese landscape scrolls, Immanuel Kant, Karl Heinz Helmholz and Gustave Flaubert, as well as to Pollock. Yet Schapiro never displays his learning as if he's waving a flag; he quotes and refers only to strengthen the reader's visual experience. What makes this book so compelling, though, is his depiction of Impressionism as a way of life as well as of art, an embrace of one's sensual experience and of the people and places that arouse it.

Weekends With the Impressionists: A Collection from the National Gallery of Art, Washington by Carla Brenner – Hardcover: 80 pages; (Oct 1997) Universe Pub

Organized into three thematic sections—"Days and Nights in Town," "Outdoors in Gardens and the Countryside," and "Excursions to the Seaside"—this charming, 7 1/2-square-inch gift book features impressionist works from the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Art in the Making: Impressionism by David Bomford, Jo Kirby, John Leighton, Ashok Roy – Paperback: Yale University Press, 1991

Impressionist art appears to be effortless and spontaneous, but it actually involves an intricate approach to painting. In this book a curator, an conservator, and two scientists use modern methods of examination to investigate exactly how these paintings were done and what materials were used. 76 illustrations; 208 color plates.

25 Impressionist Masterpieces by Frank Getlein – Paperback: 64 pages; Harry N. Abrams (Mar 1, 1995)

Reader review: This book contains prints of impressionism. It has pieces from Monet, Van Gogh, and other famous artists. It is nicely arranged, and also gives you some information about the artist and the print. This book would be a great gift for those who love art.

Impressionism: Beneath the Surface (Perspectives) by Paul Smith – Paperback: 176 pages; Harry N. Abrams (May 1995)

In this book, Impressionism is presented not merely as a style of art, but also unveils how the artists themselves may be viewed within the context of their own social and cultural "moment." While providing an orderly survey of the great artists for the general reader; the book also imparts new ideas about the Impressionists for readers more familiar with the subject.

Impressionism and Post Impressionism by Nathalia Brodskaya – Hardcover: 256 pages; Box set of two books in slip case Parkstone Press (Mar 30, 2007)

Impression... who better than Monet in 1867, could have defined what was to become the most well-known and beloved pictorial movement? Nevertheless, it took more than thirty years for these artists (Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir...) to be accepted and acknowleged by their contemporaries. Impressionism was the first step towards modern painting, and it revolutionned an artistic background suffocated by academic norms. Taking the Impressionistic revolution even further, Post-impressionism was to completely liberate the colour and revealed unknown horizons

World Impressionism by Norma Broude – Hardcover: 424 pages; Harry N. Abrams; Reprint edition (Sep 1, 1994)

In a much-needed, revelatory survey, impressionism is seen not as a French school but as a major event in the world's visual culture. The luminous palette and spontaneous brushwork of Renoir, Monet et al. inspired or coincided with an individualistic, responsive approach taken by painters from Canada and Latin America to Russia and the Far East. In Britain, the impressionist impulse helped liberate artists from Victorian painting's moralizing norms; in Japan, it fostered a style able to convey the artist's unique personality; in places as diverse as Italy, Finland and Australia, it became linked with nationalist aspirations. Childe Hassam (U.S.), Anders Zorn (Sweden), Ilya Repin and Igor Grabar (Russia) and Joaquin Sorolla (Spain) are among scores of painters profiled in a marvelously illustrated volume that will forever change the way we look at impressionism. Art historian Broude led an international team of scholars in this effort. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Impressionism by Ingo F. Walther – Hardcover: 712 pages; Benedikt Taschen Verlag (Oct 1997)

This comprehensive guide to the influential art movement traces the history of French Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism as well as related, parallel movements in Europe and in North America. Includes a biographical appendix of 236 Impressionists, from the well-known to the less familiar. Full-color and black-and-white plates. 9 3/4" x 12 1/2".

Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums by Ann Dumas, Michael E. Shapiro, High Museum of Art, Caroline Durand-Ruel Godfroy – Hardcover: 272 pages; Harry N. Abrams; 1st edition (Mar 1, 1999)

Impressionist works are among the most prized and popular museum possessions, yet European museums scorned them until the end of the 19th century. This exhibition catalog, compiled by a group of international art scholars, concentrates on the dealers, collectors, donors, and museum specialists in 13 European countries responsible for finally winning official sanction for Impressionism. Some 68 clear, full-page color plates, which display the oeuvre of 19 impressionist artists, are accompanied by detailed descriptions highlighting the provenance of each work.

Origins of Impressionism by Gary Tinterow, Henri Loyrette – Hardcover: 486 pages; Harry N. Abrams (Nov 1994)

A lavishly illustrated catalog of a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explores the special relationships between the Impressionist painters, discusses the paintings themselves, and includes bibliographies of two hundred works.

The Impressionist Print by Michel Melot, Caroline Beamish (Translator) – Hardcover: 296 pages; Yale University Press (Jan 31, 1997)

The Publisher: A print can sometimes tell us more than a painting about the history of art. Michel Melot illustrates his thesis in this book, analysing relationships between artists, the art market, the critics, collectors and political institutions. This fresh approach reveals Impressionism not as a sort of miracle, but as a response to economic and social upheaval. This original view of a key movement in the history of art allows the reader to understand its decisive effect on all the subsequent generations who have contributed to maintaining the tradition of the belle epreuve.

Impressionism: The Painters and the Paintings by Bernard Denvir – Hardcover: 424 pages; Fox Chapel Publishing Company (Aug 14, 1999)

Impressionism as an artistic movement was rooted in France in the middle of the 19th century. This beautifully illustrated book present the history of development and expansion of the Impressionism between 1874 and 1886. Impressionists were the first western artists to find inspiration outside the boundaries of Europe, and the first to be influenced by the world of popular imagery which had been despised for centuries. Bernard Denvir, in his splendidly lively and entertaining text, shows how Impressionism, in substituting a perceptual rather than a conceptual way of recording reality, was at once the last significant statement of visual pragmatism which would profoundly alter our attitudes both to nature and to life itself.

Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Gretchen Wold, Gary Tinterow – Hardcover: 432 pages; Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sep 10, 1993)

The fabulous Havemeyer Collection of Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art is sampled in this exhibition catalog. Coupling 800 plates (176 in color) with informative essays by a team of 27 scholars led by exhibition co-curators Frelinghuysen and Tinterow, the album includes works by Rembrandt, El Greco, Veronese, Cranach, Bronzino, Daumier and Courbet, plus impressionist masterpieces by Corot, Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Degas and Mary Cassatt. That Louisine Havemeyer (1855-1929), husband Henry (1847-1907) and their family possessed broad taste in Asian arts is evident in objects ranging from Japanese woodblock prints to a Korean hanging scroll. Their eclectic passion for the decorative arts is also on display in Egyptian sculpture, Islamic painting and pottery, Venetian glass, Italian majolica and Tiffany glass and flatware. —Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from American Collections by Sona Johnston, Susan Bollendorf, John House, Baltimore Museum of Art – Hardcover: 168 pages; Rizzoli (Oct 1999)

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