Baroque and Rococo is a perfect detailed introduction to two styles of art, architecture and expression that bridged the Renaissance with the Enlightenment period
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Baroque and Rococois the latest addition to Phaidon’s celebrated and respected Arts and Ideas series. It is a thorough introduction encompassing the breadth of architecture, interior design, furniture, ceramics, garden landscaping, and fine arts during 200 years.
Baroque and Rococo is a perfect detailed introduction to two styles of art, architecture and expression that bridged the Renaissance with the Enlightenment period.
Baroque and Rococo explores the key artists and works of the period, such as Rembrandt and Bernini, while expanding it’s reach to include Asia and Latin America.
Baroque and Rocococontains excellent illustrations, maps, glossaries and biographies to capture the diversity of two art forms growing against the backdrop to a world of plague, war, rioting, rebellion and religious dissent.
Baroque and Rococo encompasses all arts - religious and profane painting and sculpture, church architecture and interiors, public buildings, palaces, domestic interiors, festivals, gardens, theatres, music, ceramics and furniture - to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of this great period in art history.
Size: 220 x 160 mm (8 5/8 x 6 1/4 in)
Pages: 448 pp
Illustrations: 250 illustrations
Gauvin Alexander Bailey is Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and has also taught at the University of Aberdeen, Clark University, Boston University and Boston College. His previous publications include, The Andean Hybrid Baroque: Convergent Cultures in the Churches of Colonial Peru; Between Renaissance and Baroque: Jesuit Art in Rome, 1565-1610; and Art on the Jesuit Missions in Asia and Latin America, 1542-1773. Prof. Bailey has also curated a number of international museum exhibitions on Renaissance and Baroque Art in Italy, Latin America and Asia.
On the Art & Ideas series
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