Illuminated Paris

By | 01 August 2018

Illuminated Paris The City Of Light For Many, These Four Words Instantly Conjure Late Nineteenth Century Paris And The Garish Colors Of Toulouse Lautrec S Iconic Posters More Recently, The Eiffel Tower S Nightly Show Of Sparkling Electric Lights Has Come To Exemplify Our Fantasies Of Parisian Nightlife Though We Reflect Longingly On Such Scenes, In Illuminated Paris, Hollis Clayson Shows That There S To These Clich S Than Meets The Eye In This Richly Illustrated Book, She Traces The Dramatic Evolution Of Lighting In Paris And How Artists Responded To The Shifting Visual And Cultural Scenes That Resulted From These Technologies While Older Gas Lighting Produced A Haze Of Orange, New Electric Lighting Was Hardly An Improvement The Glare Of Experimental Arc Lights Themselves Dangerous Left Figures Looking Pale And Ghoulish As Clayson Shows, Artists Representations Of These New Colors And Shapes Reveal Turn Of The Century Concerns About Modernization As Electric Lighting Came To Represent The Harsh Glare Of Rapidly Accelerating Social Change At The Same Time, In Part Thanks To American Artists Visiting The City, These Works Of Art Also Produced Our Enduring Romantic View Of Parisian Glamour And Its Belle Poque

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • 022659386X
  • Illuminated Paris
  • Hollis Clayson
  • 01 August 2018