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The Gentle Art of Making Enemies - 1890

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The Gentle Art of Making Enemies - as pleasingly exemplified in many instances, wherein the serious one of this Earth, carefully exasperated, have been prettily spurred on to unseemliness and indiscretion, while overcome by an undue sense of right.

James McNeill Whistler
Published - William Heinemann 1890

"The book was in part a response to, in part a transcript of, Whistler's famous libel suit against critic John Ruskin. Ruskin, in a review of the inaugural showing at the Grosvenor Gallery, had referred to Whistler's painting Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket as "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." The book contains Whistler's letters to newspapers chronicling his many petty grievances against various acquaintances and friends.

Whistler biographer Stanley Weintraub suggests the book was controversial enough that Whistler might have been better known for it than for his art at the time of his death."

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Author(s):
Whistler, James McNeill
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Edition:
1890
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
William Heinemann

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The Gentle Art of Making Enemies - as pleasingly exemplified in many instances, wherein the serious one of this Earth, carefully exasperated, have been prettily spurred on to unseemliness and indiscretion, while overcome by an undue sense of right.

James McNeill Whistler
Published - William Heinemann 1890

"The book was in part a response to, in part a transcript of, Whistler's famous libel suit against critic John Ruskin. Ruskin, in a review of the inaugural showing at the Grosvenor Gallery, had referred to Whistler's painting Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket as "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." The book contains Whistler's letters to newspapers chronicling his many petty grievances against various acquaintances and friends.

Whistler biographer Stanley Weintraub suggests the book was controversial enough that Whistler might have been better known for it than for his art at the time of his death."

Author(s):
Whistler, James McNeill
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Edition:
1890
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
William Heinemann

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