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Comment: Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Date of Publication: 1993
Binding: hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Description: Neat ink inscription on front endpaper. Dustwrapper slightly worn.
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The End of the Salon: Art and the State in the Early Third Republic Hardcover – 25 Mar 1993

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (25 Mar. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521432510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521432511
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 2 x 25.4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 579,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Mainardi has filled a sorry gap in the field....Mainardi provides valuable information and insight concerning the state art system....can expand and enhance our general conception of the later nineteenth-century art world." Alisa Luxenberg, Art Journal "The scholarship is impeccable, with an extremely impressive command of primary and secondary sources alike. Considering the often complicated nature of the subject matter, the style is refreshingly direct and readable. Mainardi packs an enormous amount of information and sophisticated analysis into this volume. It will be a major resource for scholars studying the cultural climate of the early Third Republic." Robert Jay, Nineteenth-Century French Studies ."..important and provocative book....Mainardi's intriguing book invites further exploration of the complex ways in which divergent audiences and artist communities conceptualized the relationship between art and the marketplace." Rachel N. Klein, American Historical Review

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This 1993 text examines the cultural forces that contributed to the demise of the most important exhibition centre for art in Europe and America in the late nineteenth century. Tracing the history of the salon from the French Revolution to the 1880s, Patricia Mainardi shows that its contradictory purposes resulted in its collapse.

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