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Whistler : a life for art's sake /

by Sutherland, Daniel E [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven, US : Yale University Press, 2014Description: xx, 440 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780300203462 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Whistler, James McNeill / 1834-1903 | Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 | Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 | Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 | Artists / United States / Biography | Artists -- United States -- Biography | United States | Biographie | BiographyOnline resources: Inhaltsverzeichnis
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Jamie, My Boy -- 1834-1849 -- 2.Anything for a Quiet Life -- 1849-1854 -- 3.Bohemian Rhapsody -- 1854-1858 -- 4.Portraits and Self-Portraits -- 1858-1861 -- 5.Rebellion and Notoriety -- 1861-1863 -- 6.Homage to Whistler -- 1864-1866 -- 7.Trouble in Paradise -- 1866-1869 -- 8.Butterfly -- 1870-1873 -- 9.Peacocks and Nocturnes -- 1874-1877 -- 10.Trials -- 1877-1879 -- 11.Death and Transfiguration -- 1879-1880 -- 12.The Butterfly Rampant -- 1881-1883 -- 13.Art is upon the Town -- 1884-1885 -- 14.Explanations and Expectations -- 1886-1888 -- 15.Games and Honors, Various -- 1888-1890 -- 16.Scotland is Brave, but Vive La France! -- 1891-1892 -- 17.A New Life, New Markets, New Friends -- 1893-1894 -- 18.Litigation and the Lamp -- 1894-1895 -- 19.I Journey by Myself -- 1896-1897 -- 20.President and Master, Redux -- 1898-1900 -- 21.Off the Treadmill -- 1901-1902 -- 22.The Evening Mist -- 1903-1908.
Summary: A biography of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) that dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother.
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Machine generated contents note: 1.Jamie, My Boy -- 1834-1849 -- 2.Anything for a Quiet Life -- 1849-1854 -- 3.Bohemian Rhapsody -- 1854-1858 -- 4.Portraits and Self-Portraits -- 1858-1861 -- 5.Rebellion and Notoriety -- 1861-1863 -- 6.Homage to Whistler -- 1864-1866 -- 7.Trouble in Paradise -- 1866-1869 -- 8.Butterfly -- 1870-1873 -- 9.Peacocks and Nocturnes -- 1874-1877 -- 10.Trials -- 1877-1879 -- 11.Death and Transfiguration -- 1879-1880 -- 12.The Butterfly Rampant -- 1881-1883 -- 13.Art is upon the Town -- 1884-1885 -- 14.Explanations and Expectations -- 1886-1888 -- 15.Games and Honors, Various -- 1888-1890 -- 16.Scotland is Brave, but Vive La France! -- 1891-1892 -- 17.A New Life, New Markets, New Friends -- 1893-1894 -- 18.Litigation and the Lamp -- 1894-1895 -- 19.I Journey by Myself -- 1896-1897 -- 20.President and Master, Redux -- 1898-1900 -- 21.Off the Treadmill -- 1901-1902 -- 22.The Evening Mist -- 1903-1908.

A biography of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) that dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother.

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