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Baroque and Rococo by Vernon Hyde Minor Book Resume:
The period 1600-1760 in Europe was remarkable for its artistic diversity, encompassing the dramatic exuberance of Bernini, the psychological acuity of Rembrandt, and the sparkling brio of Boucher. Yet the shared principles, concerns, and attitudes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries created a kind of internationalism that justifies a survey of the era as a whole. Traditional surveys of the period divide their material strictly by countries and chronological periods. By contrast, Vernon Minor looks at the prevalent themes of Baroque and Rococo artistic production through the lens of the dominant institutions of the day. The ideologies of the Counter-Reformation Church, the court of Louis Quatorze, and the mercantile economy of the Calvinist Dutch are implicit in much of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the epoch. In a series of connecting essays, readers will encounter perceptive discussions of ecclesiastical altarpieces, ceiling paintings, and papal tombs; church and palace architecture; mythological and history paintings; landscapes and city views; portraits, still lifes, and genre scenes; Baroque town planning and Rococo domestic settings -- all seen in the context of contemporary artists, academies, patrons, critics, and beholders. While eschewing outmoded approaches to the subject, the author supplies readings of many of the acknowledged masterpieces of the day emanating from England, France, the Low Countries, Italy, and Spain.
Baroque & Rococo by Marco Bussagli,Mattia Reiche Book Resume:
An era of exuberant creativity is the focus of this magnificently illustrated, competitively priced new art book. Baroque art was characterized by unbridled emotion, intricate decorative flourishes, and a dramatic use of light, reaching its summit in works such as Bernini’s magnificent altarpiece, The Ecstasy of St. Theresa. Over time, this robust genre evolved into the more ornate and sensuously playful Rococo, a style epitomized by the opulent paintings of Watteau. This beautifully produced exploration of both movements guides the reader through more than a century of art history--exploring the lives and works of sculptors such as Bernini, painters such as Watteau, Boucher, Rubens, and Hogarth, and architects such as Christopher Wren.
Baroque and Rococo Pictorial Imagery by Cesare Ripa,Edward A. Maser Book Resume:
Excellent royalty-free reprint of 200 plates from rare 18th-century edition of 1593 classic that codified symbolism of baroque and rococo periods. New introduction, translations of captions and index, plate descriptions.
Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture by Robert Neuman Book Resume:
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Baroque and Rococo by Barbara Borngässer Klein,Rolf Toman,Barbara Borngässer Book Resume:
Baroque and Rococo encompasses the German Empire as well as the Netherlands, England, France, Espin, and Italy. This highly expressive, almost effusive art epoch is explained to the reader by means of practical examples of painting, sculpture, and formal gardens that illustrate the new choice of motives that developed in the painting of the time.
A history of interior design by John F. Pile Book Resume:
Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap.
Some Uses and Misuses of the Terms Baroque and Rococo as Applied to Architecture by Anthony Blunt Book Resume:
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