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Baroque and Rococo: Art and Culture

Minor, Vernon Hyde

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ISBN 10: 185669173X / ISBN 13: 9781856691734
Published by Laurence King, London, 1999
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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185669173X 400pp. A lovely copy. Illustrated with numerous b/w and colour reproductions of artwork from the Baroque and Rococo period. Gilt embossed lettering to the spine. Light bumps to the head and tail of the spine. A very slight stain to the lower fore edges, not particulalry visible. Clean and tight. Dust wrapper not price clipped. Slight stippling in a line to the front of the wrapper, not particulalry visible. There is slight fading to the spine of the wrapper and to the tail of the peripheries of the rear of the wrapper. Light shelf wear and a small soil mark to the reverse of the wrapper. No tears and complete. A very good copy. Shipping from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 218751

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Title: Baroque and Rococo: Art and Culture

Publisher: Laurence King, London

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Black Boards

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The first survey of the Baroque and Rococo periods to incorporate modern scholarship in an entertaining and accessible way. Organized thematically, rather than strictly by dates and countries, it looks at art through the context of the church, monarchy, and the establishment of the academies, and considers women artists and gender issues. Features a 4-page illustrated timeline of art and history, 1600-1760. Introduction to the Baroque and Rococo as Idea and Image. Social, Cultural, and Artistic Institutions. The Baroque Church as Setting for Mystery, Propaganda, and Worship. Interiors: Papal Tombs, Altarpieces, and Ceiling Paintings. Visual Rhetoric: Styles in the Baroque and Rococo. Portraits, Still Lifes, and Genre Paintings. Landscapes and Views. Town and Country: Baroque and Rococo Places. Baroque and Rococo Settings: Domestic Spaces, Furniture, and Gardens. Quarrels with the Baroque: How Eighteenth-century French and Italian Art Tried to Repudiate its Past. For anyone interested in Art History, particularly the Baroque and Rococo periods.

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From 1600 to 1760, Baroque and Rococo artists brought a newfound energy, emotion, and elegance to European painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts. This profusely illustrated survey is the first to incorporate modern scholarship and examine the Baroque and Rococo eras contextually. Vernon Hyde Minor explores the styles, institutions, cities, and genres that shaped this period's great artistic outpouring-and illuminates the achievements of Bernini, Caravaggio, Fragonard, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velzquez, Vermeer, Watteau, and other notable artists. With unusually thorough coverage of women artists, town planning, and domestic interiors and gardening, Baroque & Rococo brilliantly captures the swirling cultural currents of the time from Counter Reformation Rome to Louis XIV's Versailles to bourgeois Amsterdam. 359 illustrations, 150 in full color, 8 x 10" Vernon Hyde Minor is chair of the department of fine arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the author of Abrams' Art History's History.

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