Monet & architecture

Thomson, Richard, 1953- author

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  • Creator Richard Thomson
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication London, England : National Gallery Company, 2018. ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • 248 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
  • ISBNs 9781857096170, 1857096177
  • OCLC on1002653210


  • "In an innovative approach, Richard Thomson considers Claude Monet's paintings of buildings in their environment, offering a reappraisal of an artist more often associated with landscapes, seascapes and gardens. Buildings fulfilled various roles in Monet's canvases; some are chiefly compositional devices while others throw into sharp contrast the forms of man-made construction against the irregularity of nature, or suggest the absent presence of humans. The theme was both central and consistent over five decades of his 60-year career. Written by a renowned expert on Impressionism, this book covers Monet's representations of historical buildings, inner cities, beach resorts, railway bridges and stations, suburban housing and busy harbours - subjects spanning northern France, the Mediterranean, and the cities of Rouen, London, and Venice. In addition to 77 great paintings by Monet, this thematic, picture-led book includes a wealth of comparative material, such as postcards, posters and original travel photography that sets Monet's work firmly in its historical, culture, and social framework."


  • Catalog for an exhibition held at the National Gallery, London, April 9-July 29, 2018.
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 231-241) and index.
  • Text in English.


  • Introduction -- The village & the picturesque -- The city & the modern -- The monument & the mysterious -- Conclusion
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