Music in Art

Music in Art

by Alberto Ausoni
     
 

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This abundantly illustrated, full-color volume provides an overview of the topic of music, musical instruments, and musical performance throughout the centuries, as depicted in Western works of art ranging from ancient sculpture to Renaissance paintings to modern art. It serves as a handy guide for anyone desiring a comprehensive, yet succinct, answer—a first

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This abundantly illustrated, full-color volume provides an overview of the topic of music, musical instruments, and musical performance throughout the centuries, as depicted in Western works of art ranging from ancient sculpture to Renaissance paintings to modern art. It serves as a handy guide for anyone desiring a comprehensive, yet succinct, answer—a first source for the academic scholar, university student, or educated layperson. It features sections devoted to individual instruments and sections focused on more general concepts, such as musical symbols and allegories and the instruments used in religious contexts. A fascinating musical, historical, and art-historical narrative accompanies the full-color works by artists including Anthony van Dyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav Klimt, Francisco Goya, Marc Chagall, Man Ray, and the Antimedes Painter. The appendix contains lists of subjects and of artists and includes a glossary.

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 “This sophisticated paperback annotates hundreds of gorgeous paintings, frescoes, and even Greek vases that depict musicians and performances.”—The Minneapolis Star Tribune

 “This handy guidebook is a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in art history, musicology, or in simply becoming a more informed patron of the arts.”—History in Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892369652
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Guide to Imagery Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,410,624
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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