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Word and Image: French Painting of the Ancien Regime

Norman Bryson

Published by Cambridge University Press, 1981
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press Date of Publication: 1981 Binding: hardcover Edition: First Edition Condition: Near Fine Description: Lightly read. Five pages with turned down corner tips by previous owner. No markings in book. Binding is tight. Sunned DJ with light shelf wear to edges. From DJ flap: Book, now recognised as a classic, has done perhaps more than any other single work to change the face of art criticism in the 20th century. Whereas previous books on French painting looked only at the history of painting as an evolution of artistic styles (baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and so on), the author examines the evolution of narrative styles: the kinds of stories paintings tell, the ways they communicate their information, the different techniques of presenting the body as an instrument for incorporating textual messages. The procedure is applied to a number of painters: LeBrun, Watteau, Greuze, David and others, and the author demonstrates that the relatio. Bookseller Inventory # 3006634

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Title: Word and Image: French Painting of the ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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