The Salon of 1846
In his introduction to Charles Baudelaire's Salon of 1846, the renowned art historian Michael Fried presents a new take on the French poet and critic's ideas on art, criticism, romanticism, and the paintings of Delacroix. Charles Baudelaire, considered a father of modern poetry, wrote some of the most daring and influential prose of the nineteenth century. Prior to publishing international bestseller Les Fleurs du mal (1857), he was already notable as a forthright and witty critic of art and literature.
Captivated by the Salons in Paris, Baudelaire took to writing to express his theories on modern art and art philosophy. br> The Salon of 1846 expands upon the tenets of Romanticism as Baudelaire methodically takes his reader through paintings by Delecroix and Ingres, illuminating his belief that the pursuit of the ideal must be paramount in artistic expression. Here we also see Baudelaire caught in a fundamental struggle with the urban commodity of capitalism developing in Paris at that time.
Baudelaire's text proves to be a useful lens for understanding art criticism in mid-nineteenth-century France, as well as the changing opinions regarding the essential nature of Romanticism and the artist as creative genius. Acclaimed art historian and art critic Michael Fried's introduction offers a new reading of Baudelaire's seminal text and highlights the importance of his writing and its relevance to today's audience.
Published: in UK in 2021
Publisher: David Zwirner
ISBN 13: 9781644230534
ISBN 10: 1644230534
Shipping & Delivery
Please allow us 24-48 hours to prepare your order. Once your order is ready to be dispatched, we will send it via Deutsche Post DHL which quotes the following delivery times:
Within Germany: 2-4 working days
Within Europe: 3-6 working days
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, delivery times can vary, we aim to keep you updated if delivery time is longer than expected.
Refunds & Returns
At Shakespeare & Sons you can shop with confidence. We are happy to provide a refund or voucher of equal value where the goods are returned within 21 days of purchase unused, in original condition, accompanied by proof of purchase.
To return an online order within the refund policy period, please contact us and we will then give you instructions on how best to return your order so we can process your refund.
To return an in store purchase, please bring the purchased item and proof of receipt into the store, within 21 days of purchase.
Please note we do not offer discretionary exchange or refunds on Gift Vouchers, Sale Items, or damaged products.
Gift Wrap & Cards
Shakespeare & Sons offer gift wrapping and greeting cards. To have your items gift wrapped, head to our Gift Wrap collection, choose the paper you prefer and add it to your cart. We will wrap the items for you and send them to the address you have submitted or have it ready in store for you to collect (depending on what option you select at check out).
Check out our Greeting Card collection here. If you would like us to include a message in your selected card, forward your purchase confirmation onto email@example.com with some words and we will add these in for you.
We're here to help
Can't find what you're looking for?
The Salon of 1846