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Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Our list of some of the best Impressionism books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Impressionism: Origins, Practice, Reception (World of Art) (2000)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfDuring the 1870s and 1880s, a loose group of French artists, including Pissarro, Monet, and Renoir, adopted a style of painting and subject matter that challenged the art prompted by the Academie Francaise and the Salons where “official” assumptions about the meaning of painting prevailed.
Author(s): Belinda Thomson

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism (2006)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhile the Civil War raged in America, another revolution took shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment.
Author(s): Ross King

Impressionism A&I (Art and Ideas) (1999)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA comprehensive study of one of the most popular art movements.
Author(s): James Henry Rubin

Impressionism: 50 Paintings You Should Know (50…you Should Know) (2007)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfNo artistic education is complete without a healthy dose of the Impressionists. Here fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries are gorgeously reproduced, including the best of Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Cassatt, Manet, Seurat, and Pisarro. Each piece is given a brief overview establishing its place in the Impressionist pantheon as well as in its artist’s oeuvre.
Author(s): Ines Janet Engelmann

Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society (1991)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf“Long-awaited, this full-scale revision of Impressionism immediately supersedes all other studies in the field.  Herbert rejuvenates even the most famous paintings by seeing them in a dense and flexible context touching on everything from the hierarchy of theater boxes to the role of beer-hall waitresses.  His mind and eye are as supple as his lucid prose, and his command of sociological data is staggering.
Author(s): Robert L. Herbert

Critical Readings in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: An Anthology (2007)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe essays in this wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated volume capture the theoretical range and scholarly rigor of recent criticism that has fundamentally transformed the study of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
Author(s): Mary Tompkins Lewis, Nicholas Green, et al.

The Private Lives of the Impressionists (2007)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThough they were often ridiculed or ignored by their contemporaries, today astonishing sums are paid for their paintings.
Author(s): Sue Roe

Inspired by Claude Monet Flower Impressionism Learn Art Styles the Easy Coloring Book Way Encourage Creativity & Artistry with Soft Unfinished Lines Inspiring Imagination by Artist Grace Divine (2019)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfInspired by Claude MonetFlower ImpressionismLearn Art Styles the Easy Coloring Book WayEncourage Creativity & Artistry with Soft Unfinished Lines Inspiring Imaginationby Artist Grace Divine(For Fun & Entertainment Purposes Only) This is a new sort of coloring book that besides exercising coloring skills, it inspires creativity and artistry. This is because the drawings are impressionistic in style. The lines are in different shades and some of them are unfinished.
Author(s): Grace Divine

Cezanne and the End of Impressionism: A Study of the Theory, Technique, and Critical Evaluation of Modern Art (1986)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfDrawing on a broad foundation in the history of nineteenth-century French art, Richard Shiff offers an innovative interpretation of Cézanne’s painting. He shows how Cézanne’s style met the emerging criteria of a “technique of originality” and how it satisfied critics sympathetic to symbolism as well as to impressionism.
Author(s): Richard Shiff

50 Art Movements You Should Know: From Impressionism to Performance Art (2018)

 Best Impressionism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe latest volume in this beautifully produced and affordable series introduces readers to the major developments in the history of modern art—from Realism to the New Leipzig School. The story of modern art begins with a revolution—when the realists started rejecting romanticism in favor of depicting life as it really was.
Author(s): Rosalind Ormiston

Best Impressionism Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some impressionism books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

A Companion to Impressionism

Author(s): André Dombrowski
ID: 3153551, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2021, Size: 33 Mb, Format: pdf

Technique and Practice of Impressionism.: Techniques and Methods - Color Theory.

ID: 2815440, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Author(s): Nathalia Brodskaïa
ID: 2339225, Publisher: Parkstone International, Year: 2018, Size: 114 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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