Art and Architecture in France, 1500-1700 / Edition 5by Anthony F. Blunt, Richard Beresford
Pub. Date: 05/01/1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in France were an epoch of spectacular artisticactivity, exemplified by the chateaux of the Loire valley, the palace of Versailles, thepaintings of Poussin and Claude, and the sculpture of Coysevox, which echo the politicaland cultural importance of France and the "Sun King." Anthony Blunt presents majorartists and their principal works chronologically, provides an overview of the mainprojects of the period and of the artistic personalities behind them, and clearly sets thehistorical context. This new edition, of one of the classics of the Pelican History of Art series, has beenrevised and updated with color illustrations and a new bibliography. .
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