An episode in the life of a landscape painter /

The story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Greatly admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Rugendas did in fact become one of the best of the...

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Main Author: Aira, César, 1949-
Other Authors: Andrews, Chris, 1962-
Format: Book
Published: New York : New Directions, c2006.
Physical Description: 88 p. : map ; 18 cm.
Series: New Directions paperbook
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240 1 0 |a Episodio en la vida del pintor viajero.  |l English 
245 1 3 |a An episode in the life of a landscape painter /  |c César Aira ; preface by Roberto Bolaño ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews. 
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520 0 |a The story of a moment in the life of the German artist Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). Greatly admired as a master landscape painter, he was advised by Alexander von Humboldt to record the spectacular landscapes of Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Rugendas did in fact become one of the best of the nineteenth-century European painters to venture into Latin America. This work of fiction weaves an almost surreal history around Rugendas' trips to Argentina where he strived to achieve in art the "physiognomic totality" of Humboldt's scientific vision of the whole. 
600 1 0 |a Rugendas, Johann Moritz,  |d 1802-1858  |v Fiction. 
700 1 |a Andrews, Chris,  |d 1962- 
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