Barter, Judith A.
Mary Cassatt, Modern Woman
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1998. Comprehensive volumn on the life of Cassatt and her work. Includes time line, map of Paris. Ninety-one full color plates.
Art in the Making, Impressionism
. London: National Gallery, in association with Yale University Press, 1991. A study of Impressionism including chapters on painting in open air, techniques and color theory.
Mainstreams of Modern Art
. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. A comprehensive view of the historical development of modern art including studies and biographies of significant artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (no date given) An account of the impressionist movement beginning with its forerunners and concluding with post-impressionists. Detailed commentary on many color plates.
Clark, Timothy J.
Image of the People: Gustave Courbet and the Second French Republic 1848-1851
. New York: Graphic Society Ltd, 1973. A historical based study of Courbet.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1993. The life of Courbet including his political involvement. Studies of 40 color plates.
Gordon, Robert and Forge, Andrew.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983. A comprehensive study of Monet and his work. 365 illustrations.
Painting the Impressionist Landscape
. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1994. Lessons in both interpreting light and color and in impressionist painting techniques. Indispensable resource if the students will be painting.
Herbert, Robert L.
Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988. Excellent source of information regarding the culture and history behind Impressionism. Contains time line. Many color plates.
Origins of Impressionism
. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art: Distributed by H. N. Abrams, 1994. History of Impressionism. Quotes in English and French. Many color plates.
Meyer, Susan E.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990. Covers the life and work of Mary Cassatt, a female American impressionist who lived and painted in Paris.
. London: Tiger Books International PLC, 1992. Traces the history of Impressionism, the artists and the cultural and historical events of the time.
A Concise History of France
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. A guide to French history from the middle ages to 1996.
Prown, Jules D. "Mind in Matter: An Introduction to Material Culture Theory and Method,"
, vol. 17, no. 1, Spring 1982, pp. 1-19. This article explains in detail Prown's method for object analysis.
Roos, Jane Mayo.
Early Impressionism and the French State
. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. A study of impressionists and the politics of their time.
Rubin, James H.
. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1999. Overview of Impressionism, chapters on the impressionists, their work and the politics of their time.
Impressionism: Reflections and Perceptions
. New York: George Braziller, 1997. Study of the Art of Impressionism including chapters on the railroad, science, history and literature.
. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1980. A history of Van Gogh's artistic style followed by many color plates.
Impressionism: Beneath the Surface
. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1995. Study of Impressionism as an identity of class and ideologies of leisure, spontaneity and individualism.
Tucker, Paul Hayes.
Claude Monet: Life and Art
. New Haven: Yale University Press, c1995. The story of Monet's life and his painting with a lot of anecdotal information.