Théophile Silvestre's Histoire Des Artistes Vivants: Art Criticism and Photography
Hannoosh, Michèle, The Art Bulletin
In its ambition and its novelty, Théophile Silvestre's Histoire des artistes vivants français et étrangers: Études d'après nature was arguably the most important large-scale project of contemporary art critical biography of the nineteenth century (Fig. 1). Originally meant to comprise one hundred installments on both French and foreign artists in a deluxe folio edition, the work ceased prematurely after having covered, between three separate editions produced within a space of three years, only eleven artists of the French school. What actually constituted Silvestre's work has long remained obscure, for the folio edition, which began to appear in July 1853, has been almost wholly lost; …
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Publication information: Article title: Théophile Silvestre's Histoire Des Artistes Vivants: Art Criticism and Photography. Contributors: Hannoosh, Michèle - Author. Journal title: The Art Bulletin. Volume: 88. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2006. Page number: 729+. © 2009 College Art Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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