Paris: Editions du Relief, 2009. Softcover. Color illustrated wraps with red spine. 331 (2) pp. French. Profusely illustrated in B&W and some color. VG+, some minor shelf wear, spine mildly worn, clean otherwise. Item #178684
Charismatic director of Rodin museum, known for his defense of moral rights of artists and promote a policy of collection development and influence of French art in the world, Jacques Vilain has registered its passage in the museums of France with many other activities and achievements. To honor him, his colleagues and his friends dedicate this volume of essays about the idea of modernity in many areas of art. A significant part is devoted to the nineteenth century, which has extended the number of concepts about the aesthetics of modernity that still nourish our reflection.