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Key Moments of the Baroque

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The most important works of art and the artists who created them of the Baroque period and style from about 1600 to 1750 are described and analyzed clearly and thoroughly from various points of view. The book covers Mannerist precursors, Baroque painting, sculpture and architecture in Rome, Velázquez in Spain, French Baroque, Flemish Baroque, Dutch painting in the seventeenth century, and Late Baroque and Rococo. Artists included are Cellini, Veronese, Vignola, Alberti, Bramante, Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, ...
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The most important works of art and the artists who created them of the Baroque period and style from about 1600 to 1750 are described and analyzed clearly and thoroughly from various points of view. The book covers Mannerist precursors, Baroque painting, sculpture and architecture in Rome, Velázquez in Spain, French Baroque, Flemish Baroque, Dutch painting in the seventeenth century, and Late Baroque and Rococo. Artists included are Cellini, Veronese, Vignola, Alberti, Bramante, Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, Gentileschi, Caracci, Velázquez, Poussin, Le Vau, Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Ruisdael, Claesz, Vermeer, Wren, Watteau, Neumann, and Chardin. Includes a glossary, a bibliography of works cited, and suggested readings.
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These concise surveys of ‘Key Monuments’ of Western art and their creators provide sharp analysis, interpretation, and understanding.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813334271
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Key Monuments Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.08 (d)

Meet the Author


Laurie Schneider Adams teaches undergraduate and graduate students at John Jay College, CUNY and the Graduate Center. She has previously taught at Sarah Lawrence College, University of Florida, Columbia University, and Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of Art Across Time, The Methodologies of Art, A History of Western Art, Art and Psychoanalysis, Art on Trial, and editor of Giotto in Perspective. She is the editor or the quarterly journal Source: Notes in the History of Art.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1 Introduction to the Baroque 1
2 Baroque Architecture and Sculpture in Rome 15
3 Baroque Painting in Rome 37
4 Velazquez and the Court of Philip IV 55
5 French Baroque 73
6 Baroque Painting in Flanders and England 95
7 Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting I: Rembrandt 115
8 Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting II: Landscape, Still Life, and Vermeer 137
9 Late Baroque and Rococo 155
Glossary of Art-Historical Terms 173
Bibliography 177
Index 181
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