Symbolism (Book, 1995) [University of Washington Libraries]
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Author: Michael Gibson
Publisher: Köln ; London : Taschen, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"To clothe the idea in perceptible form" proposed the poet Jean Moteas in his 1886 Manifesto of Symbolism. It was in France and Belgium, the cradles of literary Symbolism, that Symbolist painting was born. It plunged headlong into the cultural space opened up by the poetry of Baudelaire and Mallarme and by the operas of Wagner. Symbolist painters sought not to represent appearances but to express "the idea", and the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gibson, Michael, 1929-
Köln ; London : Taschen, ©1995
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gibson
ISBN: 3822885703 9783822885703 3822893242 9783822893241
Language Note: Includes illustration captions translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 36746668
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 33 cm
Contents: The Great upheaval --
France --
Great Britain and the United States --
Belgium and the Netherlands --
German-speaking countries and Scandinavia --
The Slav countries --
The Mediterranean countries --
Post-symbolism --
Biographies --
Selected bibliography --
Table of ilustrations.
Responsibility: Michael Gibson ; conception Gilles Néret.


In the second half of the 19th century, dominated as it was by the rationalism of the industrial age, the artists of the international movement of Symbolism sought solace in the world of the  Read more...
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