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German Romantic Painting

Second Edition

William Vaughan

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September 28, 1994
272 pages, 7 x 8
167 b/w + 32 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300060478
Paper

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"This book fills a real need, for to all intents and purposes it is the first real treatment in English of German art of the early half of the nineteenth century to appear since the turn of this century. . . . A gracefully written, insightful treatment of a topic about which the author . . . is both enthusiastic and knowledgeable."—Ruth Berenson, National Review

"An absolutely first-rate book. . . . Generously illustrated in admirable color and sharp monochrome."—John Canaday, New Republic

"Remarkably, German painting 1800-50 is a subject much neglected by English and American art historians. Dr. Vaughan is the first to tackle the period as a whole, not only discussing the more familiar names of Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge, but presenting new material on provincial 'Schools' and genres. . . . Anyone browsing through this superbly illustrated book will appreciate just how fascinating and often beautiful these pictures are."—Susan Moore, Country Life

"Not only a solid grounding in the facts but a large corpus of related illustrations, many of which will be unfamiliar to most readers."—"Notable Books of the Year," New York Times Book Review

"In this study Vaughan covers German Romanticism from 1800 to 1850. It is written for a general audience but will also keep the attention and interest of the knowledgeable reader. The book is very well written and well illustrated. . . . It belongs in every college and university library."—Choice

"Vaughan has mastered the key ingredients to success for any general book; its style is highly readable, even entertaining, while its content is factual, reliable, and well-documented. . . . An admirable and valuable contribution."—Marsha Morton, Art Journal

"An excellent study."—Newsweek

"A magnificent, and beautifully illustrated, study of the cultural development of early 19th-century Germany, and of that country's profound influence throughout Europe, and in England in particular."—Nicholas Garland, Sunday Telegraph (London)

"Far and away the most thorough, perceptive account of its subject to appear in English."—Benjamin Forgey, Washington Star

"By far the most important synthesis of art in Germany in the nineteenth century to appear ouside Germany."—Jon Whiteley, Art History
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