Art and Architecture in France, 1500-1700 / Edition 1

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From the successive French invasions of Italy to the declining years of the 'Sun King' this volume surveys the architecture, painting and sculpture of two centuries in which France seized the lead in Europe and Paris replaced Rome as the artistic capital.. "This new edition of one of the classics of the Pelican History of Art series has been revised and updated with colour illustrations and a new bibliography.

This chronologically arranged history examines 200 years of French art when France replaced Rome as artistic capital of Europe.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the fourth edition
Preface to the fifth (posthumous) edition
1 From the Invasion of Italy to the Battle of Pavia 1494-1525 1
2 The Middle Years of Francis I 1525-1540 25
3 The Classical Period of the Sixteenth Century 1540-1565 40
4 The Wars of Religion 1560-1598 84
5 Henry IV and the Regency of Marie de' Medici 1598-1630 102
6 Richelieu and Mazarin 1630-1661 127
7 Louis XIV and Colbert 1660-1685 215
8 The Decline of Louis XIV 1685-1705 241
Notes 275
Bibliography 300
Index 308
Photographic Credits 320
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