This is the first really definitive book on the Impressionists, featuring the work of 29 artists, including not only the most well-known French painters, but also English, American and Italian artists.
The book features the work of the precursors of the movement, such as Edouard Manet and Delacroix, an its most famous representatives like Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir.
In addition, the eccentric and somewhat peripheral artist of the movement such as Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, are featured, as well as less-known Impressionists such as James Whistler and Mary Cassatt. This makes 'The Impressionists' the most comprehensive volume ever published on the subject.
It is also a chronological survey of the life an times of the Impressionists, from the 1870s to the death of Monet in 1926, and it provides a fascinating analysis of the contemporary social and political events which influenced them.
With more than 500 colour illustrations, together with superb design and production values, this book is really sumptuous and will appeal to everyone interested in this very popular genre of painting.