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Mapping Degas

Real Spaces, Symbolic Spaces and Invented Spaces in the Life and Work of Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Author(s): Roberta Crisci-Richardson

Book Description

The New Art History and the Impressionist canon seem to have successfully claimed Edgar Degas as a misogynist, rabid nationalist and misanthrope whose art was both masterly and experimental. By analysing Degas’s approach to space and his self-fashioning attitude towards identity within the ambiguities of the political and artistic culture of nineteenth-century France, this book questions the characterisation of Degas as a right-wing Frenchman and artist, and will change the way in which Degas is thought about today.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7449-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7449-3
Date of Publication: 01/04/2015
Pages / Size: 390 / A5
Price: £52.99


Roberta Crisci-Richardson studied the history of art in Rome, and museology in Paris. She specialises in modern and contemporary French and Belgian art, and lectures in Visual Culture at Federation University Australia.