Manet A Symbolic Revolution by Pierre Bourdieu translated by Peter Collier and Margaret Rigaud-Drayton is an impressive book by Polity Books.
Mr. Bourdieu kept some lectures at the College de France starting from Jan 6 1999 'till march 1999 regarding the so-called Manet Effect. The painter brought a revolution thanks to the advent of Impressionism and a new vision in the artistic french panorama but also polemics. A new cicle of lectures were organized, regarding the foundation of a Dispositionalist Aesthetic on 2000 starting on Jan 12 2000 and ending on March of the same year.
This book includes also the latest work by Pierre and Marie-Claire Bourdieu about Manet not completed.
Born in 1930 and dead in 2002 Bourdieu was one of the most important sociologists and anthropologists of the XX century.
I thank Polity Books for the physical copy of this book.
Anna Maria Polidori