Manet’s Modernism: or, The Face of Painting in the 1860s, Michael Fried, Chicago, The Universtiy of Chicago Press, 1996, FINE, 4to, HC

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Fried, Michael, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1996.
English, First Edition, Fine, HC, 4to, 10 ¼” X 7 ¼”, [xviii] 647 pp. 
ISBN: 0226262162

Fine quarto, black cloth over board, red gilt-stamped titling to spine. Covers pristine. Binding tight, sharp tips, and no markings throughout. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white and full-color illustrations. 647 pp., including illustrations, notes, and index. Near Fine pictorial dust jacket, minor creasing, and scuff to the exterior fold of flaps, featuring Manet’s Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe and red, white, black titling to front cover,  red titiling to spine, Henri Fantin-Latour’s Portrait of Edouard Manet to back cover. Interior flaps include black lettering. Protect in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Text in English, includes letters in French from Baudelaire and Degas to Manet, 16 full-color pates, 200 black-and-white illustrations. 

Part of Fried's book trilogy which explores the roots and genesis of pictorial modernism. This study of Manet places him within his generation as well as in the context of the art-critical discourse of his time., resulting in an entirely new understanding the way the Impressionist simplification of Manet's achievement had determined accounts of pictorial modernism down to the present.