Monet: Colour in Impressionism (Special Edition) by James Taylor-Foster

Monet: Colour in Impressionism (Special Edition)

By James Taylor-Foster

  • Release Date: 2012-08-13
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
Score: 4.5
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Description

Immerse yourself in Monet’s waterlily series of the Musée de l’Orangerie for the very first time on iPad.

This Special Edition interactive book, fully illustrated with rich high resolution images and HD film, offers an in depth look at the crowning culmination of Claude Monet’s life work: the waterlily series of the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris. By exploring Monet’s gardens in Giverny, demonstrated through beautiful photographs and high quality footage, this book focuses in on the significance of the panels of the Orangerie in the history of art, and how the overarching theme of colour - and the motif of light - played a part in the Impressionist movement. Suggesting new ideas on the effects of Monet’s failing eyesight in his later years, this short text, delivered in a fresh and uniquely immersive way, examines how important Colour in Impressionism really was as part of an exclusive digital experience. Included in this Special Edition is a brand new section which offers information and advice on planning your own trip to Paris and Giverny to see Monet’s works at first hand. Offering an invaluable source of tips and travel guidance - all accompanied by a comprehensive set of photographs designed to complement the text - this book will inspire the armchair art historian and the intrepid art explorer alike.

Monet: Colour in Impressionism is ‘thoroughly written... I particularly appreciate [the] research on chromatism.’
- Sandrine Voillet (Parisian Art Historian, Curator, Presenter & Writer)

‘James Taylor-Foster is a young author whose first delight in looking at art, coupled with natural academic rigour, is communicated to the interested reader in just the right proportion of freshness, readability and informativeness. The book's pleasing format resonates perfectly with one of the most popularly loved subjects in art history.’
- Lydia Bauman (internationally acclaimed Artist, Art Historian & Writer)

‘This beautifully updated version of James Taylor-Foster's Monet: Colour in Impressionism brings the text to life with even more visual appeal. Readers will find a selection of new images to further illustrate Monet's work and the fascinating color principles behind it, as well as footage of Paris and Giverny.'
- Lisa McGarry (Author of The Piazzas of Florence & Artist)

Described as 'a real gem', 'the best art history book on the iBookstore' and 'a perfect companion to coffee shops, galleries, museums, or even Paris' by readers on the UK iBookstore.

Reviews

  • Great book to take with you anywhere

    5
    By Elfy123
    What a perfect companion for trips to coffee shops, galleries, museums or even Paris! Monet comes to life!
  • Without compare on the iBookstore

    5
    By FStJohn
    This, in my opinion, is the best art history book available on the iBookstore. Unlike all the others I've downloaded, it's got a personal touch that makes the beautiful written work feel accessible and informative without being pretentious (as many art books can be). This together with all the images, photos, films and clean striking design make it a joy to read… for the price you can't get any better...
  • Quite a delightful read.

    5
    By iamraphaé
    I was very impressed by the content of this ibook - it completely transforms the way one can look and read about art. What is especially good is the fact that you are presented with not only text, but also stunning images, photographs and videos in high definition. I would strongly recommend this interactive ibook to any art enthusiast wanting to know a little more about the life and work of Claude Monet. I am looking forward to any future books by this author.
  • An innovative and enlightening book for iPad

    5
    By Mitt41
    So much more than just a book this publication does justice to Monet's life and works through a wonderful blend of media keeping it informative, engaging and immersive. Beautifully composed, the visuals are delightful and the discourse enchanting. A fantastic experience for art lovers, travellers and students a-like, 'Monet: Colour In Impressionism' is heartily recommended to all.
  • A completely fresh take on art history

    5
    By NICK ELSDON
    I don't read many art books but I gave this a chance. I was completely astounded by how immersive art can be through films and photos. I'd truly recommend this iBook to anyone - it looks incredible on iPad and you'll find that art can be really interesting!
  • Informative and fun!

    5
    By clblackwell
    This wonderfully designed book boasts a perfect mixture of both infomation and beauty, which coupled with the increased interactivity of this special edition makes it even more of a joy to read! Given the price I highly recommend this book.
  • Beautiful and completely unique for the iBookstore

    5
    By kjj321
    A well researched, beautifully presented book. The exceptional photography, enchanting music and films, wonderfully informative text and useful travel advice make this book a real gem. Well worth a download - especially for the price!

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