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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ross King Narrator: Tristan Layton Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781593978785
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While the Civil War raged in America, another revolution took shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment. Indeed, no artistic movement has ever been quite so controversial. The drama of its birth, played out on canvas and against the backdrop of the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune, would at times resemble a battlefield; and as Ross King reveals, it would reorder both history and culture, and resonate around the world.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Guy | 2/13/2017

    " The Judgement of Paris gives a detailed and thoroughly entertaining historical account of the genesis of the Impressionist Movement in France during the 19th century. This isn't a book only for artists, but rather a well told history of Paris through the eyes of a struggling art movement. The book was so enthralling I found myself looking up the work of these artists on my iPad while the narrator spoke, heightening the experience. For anyone who loves Impressionism, has been, or is planning to visit Paris, this is a must read. For anyone else, it is a cracking good story and I guarantee one will want to visit Paris or see the incredible works discussed or both. I checked this book out from the library initially, but had to purchase the title so I can listen to it over and again, its that good. "

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About the Author
Author Ross King

Ross King is the highly praised author of Brunelleschi’s Dome (the Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year in 2000), Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling (on the New York Times extended bestseller list), The Judgment of Paris, Machiavelli, and two novels, Ex Libris and Domino. He lives outside Oxford in England.

About the Narrator

Tristan Layton has performed in plays in London and New York and has served as a television host. He’s done voice work for documentaries as well as for television and radio commercials. His audiobook credits include reading Ross King’s The Judgment of Paris, Sebastian Faulks’ Devil May Care, and David Nicholls’ The Understudy. Known as “The Master of Accents,” Tristan currently lives in New York.