The Crown of Thorns

Author:Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl

Publisher:Parkstone International

ISBN:1783103906

Total Pages:335

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Deriving from the French word rocaille, in reference to the curved forms of shellfish, and the Italian barocco, the French created the term ‘Rococo’. Appearing at the beginning of the 18th century, it rapidly spread to the whole of Europe. Extravagant and light, Rococo responded perfectly to the spontaneity of the aristocracy of the time. In many aspects, this art was linked to its predecessor, Baroque, and it is thus also referred to as late Baroque style. While artists such as Tiepolo, Boucher and Reynolds carried the style to its apogee, the movement was often condemned for its superficiality. In the second half of the 18th century, Rococo began its decline. At the end of the century, facing the advent of Neoclassicism, it was plunged into obscurity. It had to wait nearly a century before art historians could restore it to the radiance of its golden age, which is rediscovered in this work by Klaus H. Carl and Victoria Charles.

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Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art

Author:Jennifer D. Milam

Publisher:Scarecrow Press

ISBN:0810879522

Total Pages:334

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Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art covers all aspects of Rococo art history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a review of the literature, an extensive bibliography, and over 350 cross-referenced dictionary entries on prominent Rococo painters, sculptors, decorative artists, architects, patrons, theorists, and critics, as well as major centers of artistic production. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Rococo art.

Rococo

Author:Adriana Trigiani

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:9781588364661

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Eccentric, unpredictable, entertaining . . . This novel is a treat.”—The Boston Globe Bartolomeo di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator—not to mention the most eligible bachelor—in Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. From the dazzling shores of the Garden State to the legendary fabric houses of New York City, from the prickly purveyors of fine art in London to the Mediterranean coast of Italy, Bartolomeo is on a mission to bring talent, sophistication, and his aesthetic vision to his hometown. So when the renovation of the local church is scheduled, he assumes there is only one man to oversee the job. Recruiting an artist and a stained-glass artisan to help with the project— two handsome men who create romantic mayhem among Bartolomeo’s sister, his erstwhile fiancée, and all the other lovelorn ladies of OLOF—Bartolomeo struggles to create art while remaining the steadfast linchpin of the volatile di Crespi clan. Together, Bartolomeo and his team will do more than blow the dust off the old Fatima frescoes—they will turn the town upside down, challenge the faithful, and restore hope where there once was none. Praise for Rococo “A veritable crazy quilt of quirky Italian Americans . . .Trigiani weaves all [the] subplots together with wonderful ease.”—Entertainment Weekly “A summer must-read. . . a hilarious mix of. . . humor, lust, [and] family dynamics.”—The Hartford Courant “An artfully designed tale [with] characters so lively they bounce off the page [and] wit so subtle that even the best jokes seem effortless.”—People

Rococo

Author:Chantal Coady

Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN:0297865218

Total Pages:288

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Rococo makes the finest chocolates in the world. Its founder, Chantal Coady, has been a pioneer of the nouveau chocolat revolution for 30 years. She established the award-winning Rococo chocolate business and school and continues to blaze the trail for chocolate creativity. In this beautiful and indulgent book, Chantal shares her expertise and chocolate alchemy. From the perfect ganache recipe to delicious salted caramel truffles, and from a stunning chocolate roulade to extreme chocolate combinations, Rococo celebrates gastronomy's finest, most complex and luxurious of ingredients - chocolate.

Rococo

Author:Tatyana Fedulova

Publisher:Progress Builders

ISBN:1370873204

Total Pages:15

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The book provides you with the most comprehensive and at the same time brief information of how the architectural styles were developed and flowed through the ages to our time. The author reviewed the most significant structures that represent different styles and cultures of the world from the late 4th millennium BC. Extensively illustrated the guidebook includes photos, plans, scales, etc...

Rococo Fiction in France, 1600 - 1715

Author:Allison Stedman

Publisher:Bucknell University Press

ISBN:1611484375

Total Pages:258

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Rococo Fiction in France, 1600-1715: Seditious Frivolity by Allison Stedman, PhD makes a case for the rococo as a seventeenth-century literary phenomenon that provided an aesthetic and ideological counterpoint to the emergence of the classical-baroque style and the rise of French political absolutism. Tracing the rococo’s evolution over the course the seventeenth-century, and exploring its radicalization during the 1670s, 80s and 90s, the study unearths the rococo’s counter-vision for the origins and trajectory of the French Enlightenment. /span

Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture

Author:Robert Neuman

Publisher:Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN:0205951201

Total Pages:480

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Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture is the first in-depth history of one of the great periods of Western art, spanning the years 1585 to 1785. The text treats the major media—painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, and architecture—as well as gardens, furniture, tapestries, costume, jewelry, and ceramics, all in terms of their original function and patronage and with emphasis on the social, political and cultural context. Organized by country and medium, the book contains biographies of the leading creative figures of the time, from Caravaggio and Rembrandt to Watteau and Hogarth. Significantly, Professor Neuman offers the fullest account to date of women artists and the representation of women and families in art. Additionally, drawing from recent scholarship, the text explores such fields as Spanish polychrome sculpture and Viceregal American painting. Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture reviews traditional and recent strategies for interpreting artworks. It also traces the dissemination of visual ideas through prints and drawings—the forerunners of today’s art reproductions and digital media. In special sections the text raises questions regarding the nature of perception and how artists transfer optical data to the canvas. Artists’ techniques, from painting and printmaking to sculpting in marble and casting in bronze, are explained. Analysis of the institutions of art, such as the royal academies, apprenticeship systems, and artists’ exhibition rooms, complements an examination of collecting at all levels of society. The book is exceptional in considering issues related to authenticity and the relative value of artworks based on attribution. The illustrations comprise a visual resource of unprecedented quality, with some 450 images reproduced in full color and in a large format that ensures high detail and emphasizes recent conservation efforts. Finally, an extensive glossary introduces seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art terms. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text +MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205949517/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205949519

Triumph of the Rococo 1750-1780 - An Introduction to the Furniture of the Eighteenth Century

Author:Charles Nagel

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1528764730

Total Pages:28

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This book comprises a concise yet detailed introduction on the furniture of the eighteenth-century, concentrating on the triumph of the Rococo style between 1750 and 1780. Rococo is an eighteenth-century artistic movement that influenced many aspects of the arts including painting, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music, and theatre. It developed in Paris, France, as a reaction against the grandeur, symmetry, and strict regulations of the Baroque. This text is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of furniture, especially its significant developments in the eighteenth-century, and makes for a great addition to collections of furniture literature. We are proud to republish this antique text here complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.

Social History of Art, Volume 3

Author:Arnold Hauser

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1134637454

Total Pages:288

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First published in 1951 Arnold Hausers commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age. Exploring the interaction between art and society, Hauser effectively details social and historical movements and sketches the frameworks in which visual art is produced. This new edition provides an excellent introduction to the work of Arnold Hauser. In his general introduction to The Social History of Art, Jonathan Harris asseses the importance of the work for contemporary art history and visual culture. In addition, an introduction to each volume provides a synopsis of Hausers narrative and serves as a critical guide to the text, identifying major themes, trends and arguments.

A Cultural History of the Modern Age

Author:Egon Friedell

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351535757

Total Pages:490

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This is the second volume of Friedell's monumental A Cultural History of the Modern Age. A key figure in the flowering of Viennese culture between the two world wars, this three volume work is considered his masterpiece. The centuries covered in this second volume mark the victory of the scientifi c mind: in nature-research, language-research, politics, economics, war, even morality, poetry, and religion. All systems of thought produced in this century, either begin with the scientifi c outlook as their foundation or regard it as their highest and fi nal goal. Friedell claims three main streams pervade the eighteenth century: Enlightenment, Revolution, and Classicism. In ordinary use, by "Enlightenment" we mean an extreme rationalistic tendency of which preliminary stages were noted in the seventeenth century. Th e term "Classicism", is well understood. Under the term "Revolution" Friedell includes all movements directed against what has been dominant and traditional. Th e aims of such movements were remodeling the state and society, banning all esthetic canons, and dethronement of reason by sentiment, all in the name of the "Return to Nature." Th e Enlightenment tendency might be seen as laying the ground for an age of revolution. Th is second volume continues Friedell's dramatic history of the driving forces of the twentieth century.

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Author:Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Publisher:Eulenburg

ISBN:3795721253

Total Pages:54

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Over 200 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. Über 200 Werke der berühmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe für Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhältlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genießen.

Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities

Author:Lawrence Cunningham,John Reich,Lois Fichner-Rathus

Publisher:Nelson Education

ISBN:1285692306

Total Pages:976

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CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE HUMANITIES takes you on a fascinating tour of some of the world’s most significant examples of art, music, philosophy, and literature, from the beginnings of civilization to today. New features in this edition are designed to make it easy for you to understand the influence of historical events and values on the works produced by each culture--guided discussions of all of the readings, chapter previews, timelines, Compare and Contrast sections, Big Picture reviews at the end of each chapter, expanded coverage of Asia and Africa, and high-quality images with clear captions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete

Author:William Dean Howells

Publisher:Good Press

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"Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete" by William Dean Howells. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History

Author:Helen Gardner,Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher:Nelson Education

ISBN:1285754999

Total Pages:1224

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Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, the 15th edition of GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY includes nearly 200 new images, new pedagogical box features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, revised and improved maps and architectural reconstructions, and more. More than 40 reviewers -- both generalists and specialists -- contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. GARDNER’s has built its stellar reputation on up-to-date and extensive scholarship, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online resources and help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Antoine Watteau et le style rococo

Author:Eliane Reynold de Seresin,50 minutes,

Publisher:50 Minutes

ISBN:2806261635

Total Pages:40

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Décryptez l’art d'Antoine Watteau en moins d’une heure ! Légèreté, frivolité, insouciance... Watteau, mieux que quiconque, a été capable de traduire dans ses toiles vibrantes la nouvelle ambiance de la Régence. Foudroyé par la tuberculose à l'âge de 37 ans, ce dessinateur hors pair, initiateur du mouvement rococo, est l'un des plus grands artistes de la France du XVIIIe siècle. Reconnaissant son formidable talent, l'Académie crée même un tout nouveau genre spécialement pour lui : la fête galante. Ce livre vous permettra d’en savoir plus sur : - Le contexte politique et culturel dans lequel Antoine Watteau s’inscrit - La vie de l'artiste et son parcours - Les caractéristiques et spécificités de son art - Une sélection d’œuvres-clés de Watteau - Son impact dans l’histoire de l’art Le mot de l’éditeur : « Dans ce numéro de la série "50MINUTES | Artistes", Eliane Reynold de Seresin nous emmène dans l'univers léger, évanescent et délicat d'Antoine Watteau. L'auteure s'attarde particulièrement sur les spécificités majeures de son art, évoquant bien entendu le style rococo et le genre de la fête galante, dont il est le maître incontesté. Trois œuvres, ou plutôt trois chefs-d'œuvre, illustrent son propos : Pèlerinage à l'île de Cythère, Pierrot et L'Enseigne de Gersaint. De quoi découvrir les multiples facettes de ce peintre-saltimbanque qui marche sans cesse sur le fil des émotions. » Stéphanie Felten À PROPOS DE LA SÉRIE 50MINUTES | Artistes La série « Artistes » de la collection « 50MINUTES » aborde plus de cinquante artistes qui ont profondément marqué l’histoire de l’art, du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Chaque livre a été conçu à la fois pour les passionnés d’art et pour les amateurs curieux d’en savoir davantage en peu de temps. Nos auteurs analysent avec précision les œuvres des plus grands artistes tout en laissant place à toutes les interprétations.

Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760

Author:M. Pittock

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137278099

Total Pages:237

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Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760 is a groundbreaking study of the ways in which material culture (and its associated designs, rituals and symbols) was used to avoid prosecution for treason and sedition in the British Isles. The fresh theoretical model it presents challenges existing accounts of the public sphere and consumer culture.

A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art

Author:Linda Walsh

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118475593

Total Pages:288

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A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art offers an introductory overview of the art, artists, and artistic movements of this exuberant period in European art, and the social, economic, philosophical, and political debates that helped shape them. Covers both artistic developments and critical approaches to the period by leading contemporary scholars Uses an innovative framework to emphasize the roles of tradition, modernity, and hierarchy in the production of artistic works of the period Reveals the practical issues connected with the production, sale, public and private display of art of the period Assesses eighteenth-century art’s contribution to what we now refer to as ‘modernity’ Includes numerous illustrations, and is accompanied by online resources examining art produced outside Europe and its relationship with the West, along with other useful resources