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Painting of the Romantic Era

Painting of the Romantic Era

by Norbert Wolf, Ingo F. Walther
     
 
This penetrating study of one of the most fruitful epochs in European art presents the Renaissance not simply as the rebirth of classical styles, but also as the period that saw "the invasion of man and his world into the domain of the arts".

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This penetrating study of one of the most fruitful epochs in European art presents the Renaissance not simply as the rebirth of classical styles, but also as the period that saw "the invasion of man and his world into the domain of the arts".

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Library Journal
Each title in this large-format paperback series, translated from the German by academics, covers its period with a 20-page essay on salient points (with a separate essay on the Netherlands in the Baroque volume). The meat of each title, however, is in stylistic descriptions of close to 200 individual works, arranged by country and artist. Each work gets 75-150 words explicating the style it exemplifies. Clear, direct, and aimed at a general reader, the entries combine discussion of form, content, and iconography succinctly (although occasional lapses occur, as in the absence of any discussion of the anamorphic skull in Holbein's "Ambassadors"). At the back are potted biographies of the artists, usually with a portrait. These titles are useful visual summaries for the general reader but make no advance over, for example, Penguin's "Style and Civilization" series of 30 years ago. The plates vary in quality from average to good. For academic and public libraries.Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822870617
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
05/20/1999
Series:
Epochs & Styles Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.57(w) x 11.99(h) x 0.60(d)

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