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Rococo

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ISBN10 : 1783103906

Publisher : Parkstone International

Number of Pages : 335

Category : Art

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Book Summary: 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.

Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art

Author : Jennifer D. Milam

ISBN10 : 0810879522

Publisher : Scarecrow Press

Number of Pages : 334

Category : Art

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Book Summary: 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

ISBN10 : 9781588364661

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: 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

ISBN10 : 0297865218

Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: 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 Fiction in France, 1600 - 1715

Author : Allison Stedman

ISBN10 : 1611484375

Publisher : Bucknell University Press

Number of Pages : 258

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: 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

I Like Art: Rococo

Author : Margaux Stanitsas

ISBN10 : 1532405308

Publisher : Xist Publishing

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Art history made accessible and enjoyable for kids Learn all about Rococo Art in this art history book for kids. Meet famous artists like François Boucher, Antoine Watteau, and Jean Claude Richard and find out why they painted the way they did. The Rococo period began in the 1700s and featured art that was inspired by the extravagant nature of the court of Louis XV. Kids will learn to spot details and themes in Rococo art and will develop an appreciation for the style through this simple and child appropriate book. Here's a sample page from the book: Rococo art is a very important and unusual genre. The art styles before and after the Rococo style were very serious and formal. Rococo art is light and playful. It shows fun scenes of the rich people of that day, or playful angels or mythological characters. This small turn to light and fun art is unique to the Rococo style. This is why Rococo art is so interesting and is still appreciated today.

Furniture Style from Baroque to Rococo - The 18th Century in European Furniture Design

Author : Peter Philp

ISBN10 : 1473357721

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 54

Category : Antiques & Collectibles

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Book Summary: The eighteenth century is rightly spoken of as the 'Golden Age of furniture-making', with some of the world's most impressive and exquisite furniture having been produced during this time. This lovely little book contains a detailed treatise on the eighteenth century furniture styles from Baroque to Rococo. A wonderful book full of detailed photographs and intricate descriptions, this text will be of great value to those with an interest in historical furniture and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. The chapters of this book include: France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Sweden, The Netherlands, Britain, and America (Colonial Period). Many antique texts such as this are increasingly rare and costly, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republishing this text here complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.

French Rococo Ébénisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author : Gillian Wilson,Arlen Heginbotham

ISBN10 : 1606066323

Publisher : Getty Publications

Number of Pages : 372

Category : Design

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Book Summary: The first comprehensive catalogue of the Getty Museum’s significant collection of French Rococo ébénisterie furniture. This catalogue focuses on French ébénisterie furniture in the Rococo style dating from 1735 to 1760. These splendid objects directly reflect the tastes of the Museum’s founder, J. Paul Getty, who started collecting in this area in 1938 and continued until his death in 1976. The Museum’s collection is particularly rich in examples created by the most talented cabinet masters then active in Paris, including Bernard van Risenburgh II (after 1696–ca. 1766), Jacques Dubois (1694–1763), and Jean-François Oeben (1721–1763). Working for members of the French royal family and aristocracy, these craftsmen excelled at producing veneered and marquetried pieces of furniture (tables, cabinets, and chests of drawers) fashionable for their lavish surfaces, refined gilt-bronze mounts, and elaborate design. These objects were renowned throughout Europe at a time when Paris was considered the capital of good taste. The entry on each work comprises both a curatorial section, with description and commentary, and a conservation report, with construction diagrams. An introduction by Anne-Lise Desmas traces the collection’s acquisition history, and two technical essays by Arlen Heginbotham present methodologies and findings on the analysis of gilt-bronze mounts and lacquer. www.getty.edu/publications/rococo

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

Author : Charles Nagel

ISBN10 : 1528764730

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 28

Category : Antiques & Collectibles

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Book Summary: 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.

Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture

Author : Robert Neuman

ISBN10 : 0205951201

Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Art

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Book Summary: 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

Le Rococo

Author : Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl

ISBN10 : 1783103698

Publisher : Parkstone International

Number of Pages : 350

Category : Art

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Book Summary: En associant le mot rocaille, référence aux formes alambiquées des coquillages, à l’italien baroco, les Français donnèrent naissance au terme de « rococo ». Apparu au début du XVIIIe siècle, il s’étendit rapidement à l’ensemble de l’Europe. Extravagant et aérien, le Rococo répondait parfaitement à la désinvolture de l’aristocratie d’alors. Dans bien des aspects, cet art s’apparenta à son prédécesseur baroque, ce qui lui valut parfois le qualificatif de Baroque tardif. Et, si des artistes tels Tiepolo, Boucher ou Reynolds portèrent le Rococo à son apogée, il fut souvent condamné pour sa superficialité. Dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle, le Rococo entama son déclin. À la fin du siècle, face à l’avènement du Néoclassicisme, il fut plongé dans l’obscurité et il fallut attendre près d’un siècle pour que les historiens de l’art lui rendent, à nouveau, l’éclat de son âge d’or, que nous font redécouvrir ici Klaus H. Carl et Victoria Charles.

Rococo

Author : Paul Morand

ISBN10 : 2246809223

Publisher : Grasset

Number of Pages : 210

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Rococo rassemble six récits écrits entre 1916 et 1933. La mort du cygne cabriole sur fond de rivalité entre une danseuse de l'Opéra de Paris et une étoile bolchevique. La semaine de Bath consigne l'exil doré de la cour anglaise et des corps diplomatiques dans la station balnéaire alors que les Allemands menacent Londres en 1916. Nœuds coulants d'Asie s'enroule autour d'histoires de poisons orientaux et féminins. Mort du roi de la chance conte l'histoire d'un joueur extraordinaire tombant à cause d'un caprice de sa fiancée. L'enfant de cent ans confronte une neurasthénique atrocement belle au « vertige mortel de son inexistence ». Feu ! est une farce incendiaire et mondaine sur le suicide. Mr. U arrange une rencontre à trois heures du matin entre un quidam new-yorkais et un revenant chinois vieux de mille ans... Ce cocktail "baroque" offre un condensé de l'art morandien : virtuosité, culture et confiance infinie dans les pouvoirs de l'imagination.

Social History of Art, Volume 3

Author : Arnold Hauser

ISBN10 : 1134637454

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Art

Viewed : 1988

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Book Summary: 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

ISBN10 : 1351535757

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 490

Category : History

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Book Summary: 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.

Cupids, Angels and Fantastic Creatures

Author : Giovanni Iannoni

ISBN10 : 0486155927

Publisher : Courier Corporation

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Design

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Book Summary: DIVMore than 100 illustrations of Rococo art. Mythological figures, angels, and cherubs in traditional poses abound, as do real and fanciful beasts and other images from nature. /div

Variations on a Rococo Theme

Author : Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

ISBN10 : 3795721253

Publisher : Eulenburg

Number of Pages : 54

Category : Music

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Book Summary: 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.

Antoine Watteau et le style rococo

Author : Eliane Reynold de Seresin,50 minutes,

ISBN10 : 2806261635

Publisher : 50 Minutes

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Art

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Book Summary: 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.