This scholarly book is written in a very accessible style. The impressionists come alive and the reader begins to understand what it was like to be a painter/outcast in turn of the century Paris. This is a book people return to again and again to reread sections on the impressionists as they visit various exhibits on the various artists. I haven’t read a book on art history that was more clearly written. I really recommend this book to anyone not just those with an art history appetite.
Softcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition; Second Printing. Perfect bound illustrated softcover, sharp and square, mild general age toning. Very Good+. Book is firm in its binding, 672 pages include Index, black & white and color reproductions. Free of any markings, B&W & Color Plates; Square. Contains 623 illustrations (82 in high-resolution color). End pages display a map of France and an enlargement of the region near Paris; fully indexed. Small corner crease in cover, no other creases; no writing within; minimal wear. See OUR OWN photograph of this book for quality control