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By: Weiss, Ila
Publisher: Newark, DE, University of Delaware Press: 1987
Seller ID: 26237
Condition: As New
This is a comprehensive scholarly investigation and sensitive appreciation of Gifford, one of the paramount nineteenth-century American landscape painters, by the foremost authority on that artist. A multitude of original documents, many hitherto unpublished, illuminate Gifford's milieu, his life, and his art. The author takes a multi-faceted, cumulative approach to an understanding of Gifford's achievement, including an examination of the terms 'luminism' and 'aerial-luminism'; an investigation of the philosophical concepts, ideals, and attitudes shared by the artist's associates; a full...