After the devastations of the early 17th century, a new wish for order and authority arose in France, culminating with the reign of the young King Louis XIV. A new ideal type of human, utopian in character, emerged and was aspired to by artists and critics. This period, often seen in art history as a late form of baroque classicism or the result of absolutism, is presented in this book in a new light: that of contemporary motivations, aspirations and ideals. The changes, major in character, during this short but intense period were to have far-reaching effects on the course of the art world in France and in Europe as a whole.
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Book Description Peter Lang Pub Inc, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 326 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0820409812