BRAIN, R: The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Brain, Robert. The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe. University of Washington Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780295993218. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30636) $32.00

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Traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-si├Ęcle field of “physiological aesthetics,” which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 348p. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

MUNHALL, E: Whistler and Montesquiou: The Butterfly and the Bat

Munhall, Edgar. Whistler and Montesquiou: The Butterfly and the Bat. Whistler and Montesquiou: The Butterfly and the Bat. The Frick Collection, Flammarion, 1995. ISBN: 2080135775. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#29254) $16.00

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Account of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s painting of Comte Robert de Montesquiou. Draws upon a wealth of previously unpublished archival material and correspondence. Also examines the development of Whistler’s art and the avant-garde world of fin-de-siecle Paris and London.

Illustrated end papers. Black/white and color illustrations. Bibliography. Notes. Index. 175p. Measures 8.5×11.25 inches.

CARRIERE, E: Eugene Carriere. Kent Gallery (8 May through 30 June 1990)

Rosenblum, Robert. Eugene Carriere. Kent Gallery (8 May through 30 June 1990). Kent Gallery, 1990. Unmarked. Very Good. Brochure. (#27839)

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Six-page gallery handout for 8 May through 30 June 1990 exhibition at Kent, New York City. Folds into panels. Measures 8.5×11 inches folded.

One panel is an image. Includes an excerpt from Eugene Carrier: The Symbol of Creation by Robert Rosenblum, an exhibition checklist, and a list of public collections with Carrier’s work.

Carriere (1849-1906) was a French Symbolist artist of the Fin de siecle period. His paintings are best known for their brown monochrome palette. He was a close friend of the sculptor Rodin and his work influenced Picasso.