Rococo - Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl 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.
Baroque & Rococo - Marco Bussagli,Mattia Reiche Summary
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.
Making Up the Rococo - Melissa Lee Hyde,François Boucher Summary
Exploring how the discrediting of Boucher and his school intersected with cultural debates about gender and class, this account of Boucher's art should persuade critics and admirers alike to take another, more considered look.
Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art - Jennifer D. Milam 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.
Ventures Into Rococo - Huub Maas Summary
An account of an exploration of the rich beauty of Baroque and Rococo. Starting in Italy visit Torino, Milano, Verona and Venezia. Enjoy the Prater in Wien and the exquisite beauty of Sankt Poelten.Relax at the sundrenched banks of the Mainz in Frankenland.
The Spiritual Rococo - Professor Gauvin Alexander Bailey Summary
Exploring for the very first time the global reach and spiritual dimension of Rococo décor, particularly in France, Central Europe, Portugal, Brazil, and Spanish South America, this study investigates the socio-religious motives for the importation of this style into an ecclesiastical setting and its commonalities with Enlightenment values, overturning the cliché of Rococo as a frivolous style and acknowledging its essential modernity.
Rococo Fiction in France, 1600-1715 - Allison Stedman Summary
Author Allison Stedman makes a case for the rococo as a seventeenth-century literary phenomenon that provided an ideological counterpoint to the rise of French political absolutism. Stedman traces the rococo s evolution and the study unearths the rococo s counter-vision for the origins of the French Enlightenment."
Rococo and Other Worlds - Afzal Ahmed Syed Summary
Afzal Ahmed Syed holds a unique place among contemporary poets of the Urdu language, as an acknowledged master of both the classical and modern Urdu poetic forms. The poems in Rococo and Other Worlds explore the mythology and historical realities of South Asia and the Middle East; their bold imagery creates narratives of voluptuous perfection, which remain inseparable from the political realities that Syed witnessed as a young observer of the violent separation of East Pakistan and emergence of Bangladesh in 1971 and of the Lebanese civil war in 1976. Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s sensitive translations bring this extraordinary work to English readers for the first time.
Baroque and Rococo Pictorial Imagery - Cesare Ripa,Edward A. Maser Summary
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.
Italian Baroque and Rococo Architecture - John L. Varriano,Professor of Art History John Varriano Summary
Examines the designs of Italian buildings in the baroque and rococo architectural styles and discusses the careers of architects such as Gianlorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, and Pietra da Cortona