Neoclassicism


An insight into the richness and variety of this dynamic style.


David Irwin


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Price: USD$29.95

Neoclassicism was the favourite style of both Napoleon and Thomas Jefferson, and made Josiah Wedgwood's fortune. The most pervasive style in the history of European art, it was deployed in the design of houses, churches, museums, banks, shops and items of daily use ranging from teapots to textiles. This book is the first to embrace all manifestations of the style, not only its broad territorial scope, but also its versatility in every branch of art.

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Format: Paperback
Size: 220 x 160 mm (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in)
Pages: 448 pp
Illustrations: 244 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714833699

David Irwin, Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Aberdeen, is an authority on the art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His books include English Neoclassical Art, Winckelmann: Writings on Art and John Flaxman.

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"An excellent introduction to Neoclassicism. The text effortlessly summarises a great deal of scholarship in a clear, easily comprehensible language."—John Turpin, Department of the History of Art, National College of Art Design, Dublin

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"A most elegant and sophisticated summary of a complex subject, based on the most recent research."—David Watkin, Department of the History of Architecture, Cambridge University

"An excellent introduction to Neoclassicism. The text effortlessly summarises a great deal of scholarship in a clear, easily comprehensible language."—John Turpin, Department of the History of Art, National College of Art Design, Dublin

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