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Baroque and Rococo (World of Art)

Baroque and Rococo (World of Art)
Author: Germain Bazin
ISBN 13: 9780500200186
ISBN 10: 500200181
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 1985-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: N/A
List Price: $21.95

Baroque and Rococo art and architecture have become popular once more, after a century and a half of neglect, misunderstanding and scorn. This radical shift in taste has led to a rapid growth of detailed knowledge about the artists who created these exhilarating styles. The famous masters have been reassessed and whole areas of achievement--Italian Baroque painting, German Rococo architecture--have been brought to a new, enthusiastic public. Germain Bazin's engaging survey of this rich subject ranges over all Europe and traces the origins and effects of these two periods of art--from the Counter-Reformation to Neoclassicism, Exoticism and even Art Nouveau. 218 illus., 43 in color.

"He writes with a Gallic verve and grace which are very successfully conveyed through Mr. Jonathan Griffin's translation...His observations upon painters and painting are particularly acute." --The Connoisseur