Romanticism and its Discontents

Anita Brookner's study of eight painters and writers of the Romanticist movement


Anita Brookner


Viking, London, 2000
Romanticism and its DiscontentsRomanticism and its DiscontentsRomanticism and its Discontents

Printing Details

First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, 198pp

This book is a lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced study of the lives and works of eight painters and writers. Anita Brookner shows how French romanticism followed the political turmoil of the late 18th century and replaced the agnosticism of the Enlightenment and Revolution with a new heroism. Examining the works of Delacroix, Ingres and Gros, the Brothers Goncourt, Zola, Alfred de Musset and Husymans, Brookner argues that the Romantics in France made the heroism of modern life their creed and transferred their idealism to the domain of art, either as practitioners or as critics.


A good copy, but the wrapper has some light edgewear and fading to the spine.





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