A bibliography for American Tonalism – Part 1

Here is a list of books related to American Barbizon and Tonalism. I have the first six books (actually five since the issue date of the book by David Cleveland is delayed). Some out-of-print books can be expensive, but check the local libraries or museums first.

Part 1 contains books of the movement or the school :

[asa book]0945936745[/asa] [asa book]1555953026[/asa] [asa book]1882897811[/asa] [asa book]0300134061[/asa] [asa book]0930295056[/asa] [asa book]B000H0QC0K[/asa] [asa book]B001RYSWZI[/asa] [asa book]B0006F15HQ[/asa] [asa book]B000OYSE4G[/asa] [asa book]B001NM24LM[/asa]

And there is one more book “Barbizon Mood in France and America — European and American Paintings from the Brooklyn Museum of Art” which you can only find in the museum shop at the Brooklyn Museum. (NO ISBN for this book)

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 – 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that “his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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