Í Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake ☆ Download by ¹ Daniel E. Sutherland
Í Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake ☆ Download by ¹ Daniel E. Sutherland great Sutherland s Whistler biography is an exceptionally well written book It tells the story of an American expatriate in Europe in the 19th century, one of several, with a deep understanding of the 19th century world Sutherland is a consummate scholar of 19th century America, and he now proves he knows 19th century Americans very well, even expatriates.
I heartily recommend Whistler A Life for Art s Sake to anyone with a desire for knowing the 19th century Sutherland s access to the Whistler correspondence opens a new window on James Whistler s life.
A Major New Biography Of James McNeill Whistler, One Of Most Complex, Intriguing, And Important Of Americas Artists The First Biography In Than Twenty Years Of James McNeill Whistler Is Also The First To Make Extensive Use Of The Artists Private Correspondence To Tell The Story Of His Life And Work This Engaging Personal History Dispels The Popular Notion Of Whistler As Merely A Combative, Eccentric, And Unrelenting Publicity Seeker, A Man As Renowned For His Public Feuds With Oscar Wilde And John Ruskin As For The Iconic Portrait Of His Mother The Whistler Revealed In These Pages Is An Intense, Introspective, And Complex Man, Plagued By Self Doubt And Haunted By An Endless Pursuit Of Perfection In His Painting And Drawing In His Beautifully Illustrated And Deeply Human Portrayal Of The Artist, Daniel E Sutherland Shows Why Whistler Was Perhaps The Most Influential Artist Of His Generation, And Certainly A Pivotal Figure In The Cultural History Of The Nineteenth Century Whistler Comes Alive Through His Own Magnificent Work And Words, Including The Provocative Manifestos That Explained His Bold Artistic Vision, Sparked Controversy In His Own Time, And Resonate To This Day Whistler is an American and European painting icon, and rightfully so He was an interesting man and a brilliant painter But this biography communicates little of each of those aspects of a very complicated man This biography is full of the kind of academic minutiae that left me utterly disengaged If you like biographies like that this is a bio for you.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book Being an artist also it brought great insight into artistic quest for the ultimate masterpiece I have recommended this book to many of my artist friends.
The product was in superb condition It will be used for information for a presentation to LifeLong Learners program at Western Iowa Tech.
Great book Well written and informative Thoroughly researched.
A very through autobiography, but not enjoyable or interesting.
As the author Daniel E Sutherland and his publishers, Yale University Press, are keen to point out this is the first ever biography of Whistler to make extensive use of his private corrospondence Really I have in my library at least 5 books on the artist that make extensive use of his private corrospondence in Glasgow University and elsewhere throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
But what is important here is not that particular claim What is particularly unsettling is the tone set by Mr Sutherland the author at the beginning As he warns or rather scolds his potential readers in the preface, First, though, you need to know some things about Whistler.
Really I really wonder then why I just bought this book.
And it gets worse From childhood, he Whistler cared passionately I selected this rating because I love art and found that the author s treatment was objective and very thorough The author was able to bring the subject to life without idolatry Well done Bruce D Fisher