James McNeill Whistler

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The American James Abbott McNeill Whistler was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, establishing himself as a leading proponent of the credo “art for art's sake”. Finding a parallel between painting and music, Whistler entitled many of his paintings with musical names, emphasising the primacy of tonal harmony. His innovative and modern approach to art, at times resulting in disastrous consequences, have ultimately secured for him an important place in the history of modern art. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Whistler’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* The complete paintings of James Abbott McNeill Whistler — over 300 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Whistler’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings
* Easily locate the paintings you wish to view
* Whistler’s book THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES, giving an intriguing personal account of the Ruskin libel trial
* Includes a selection of Whistler’s drawings – explore the artist’s varied works
* Features four bonus biographies, including the Pennells’ seminal book – discover Whistler’s artistic and personal life

CONTENTS:

The Highlights
PORTRAIT OF WHISTLER WITH HAT
AT THE PIANO
HARMONY IN GREEN AND ROSE: THE MUSIC ROOM
WAPPING
SYMPHONY IN WHITE, NO. 1: THE WHITE GIRL
THE BALCONY, VARIATIONS IN FLESH COLOUR AND GREEN
NOCTURNE: BLUE AND GOLD – OLD BATTERSEA BRIDGE
THE PRINCESS FROM THE LAND OF PORCELAIN
SYMPHONY IN WHITE NO. 2 (THE LITTLE WHITE GIRL)
SYMPHONY IN WHITE, NO. 3
ARRANGEMENT IN GREY AND BLACK NO.1; THE ARTIST’S MOTHER
HARMONY IN BLUE AND GOLD: THE PEACOCK ROOM
ARRANGEMENT IN GREY AND BLACK, NO. 2: PORTRAIT OF THOMAS CARLYLE
NOCTURNE IN BLACK AND GOLD: THE FALLING ROCKET
HARMONY IN RED: LAMPLIGHT
HARMONY IN BLUE AND GOLD: THE LITTLE BLUE GIRL
THE LITTLE ROSE OF LYME REGIS

The Paintings
THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS

The Drawings
LIST OF DRAWINGS

The Book
THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES

The Biographies
THE LIFE OF JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER by Elizabeth Robins Pennell and Joseph Pennell
WHISTLER by T. Martin Wood
THE WHISTLER BOOK by Sadakichi Hartmann
JAMES ABBOTT McNEILL WHISTLER by Frederick Wedmore

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