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PUBLISHER
DelMonico Books/Colby College Museum of Art/National Museum of Asian Art

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 10.25 in. / 128 pgs / 90 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 44   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781636810942 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $56.00 GBP £34.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Waterville, ME
Colby College Museum of Art, 06/03/23–10/22/23

Washington, DC
National Museum of Asian Art, 11/18/23–05/04/24

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DELMONICO BOOKS/COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART/NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART

Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change

Text by David Park Curry.

Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change

An in-depth look at Whistler’s city streets and storefronts, addressing the phenomena of urbanization and gentrification, past and present

James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) created hundreds of works that depicted urban contexts undergoing rapid transformation. This handsome volume sheds new light on his picturesque representations of London’s shifting urban landscape during the Victorian era. Despite Whistler’s aversion to overtly political themes, his artworks reveal a long-term engagement with social change. Properties for the newly rich replaced historic buildings and shops, forcing many into squalid conditions. The images featured here, primarily drawn from the permanent collections of the Colby College Museum of Art and the National Museum of Asian Art, bear witness to the uncertainties of modern metropolitan life that Whistler saw firsthand. However, his streetscapes also reflect the modern practice of “artwashing,” wherein the negative consequences of gentrification are hidden by aesthetic screens. This book asks the reader to consider the intention and function of these engaging images: to memorialize the new struggles of the urban poor or to romanticize poverty for a rising middle-class art market.


Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change

STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/23/2023

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Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change

WHISTLER: STREETSCAPES, URBAN CHANGE

DELMONICO BOOKS/COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART/NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART

ISBN: 9781636810942
USD $40.00
| CAN $56 UK £ 34

Pub Date: 5/23/2023
Forthcoming


Whistler and the World

WHISTLER AND THE WORLD

COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9780972848411
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 11/24/2015
Active | In stock