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From its beginnings in the seventeenth century, the eccentric and tumultuous forms of the Baroque spread across not only Europe but colonial Latin America and Asia as well. With Reflections on Baroque, Robert Harbison brings together discussions of aesthetics, science, mysticism, politics, religion, and culture to offer a surprising reinterpretations of the baroque style and its influences and echoes into the twentieth century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226316017
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,245,114
  • Product dimensions: 6.63 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Harbison is a professor of architecture and interior design at the University of North London. He is the author of Eccentric Spaces and Thirteen Ways: Theoretical Investigations in Architecture.
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Table of Contents

Bernini, Borromini, Mattia Preti, Milton, St Ignatius, Monteverdi, Fischer von Erlach, Costanzo Michela, Juvarra, thoroughfares, staircases, Sacred Mounts, St Teresa, plague columns, ceilings (Pozzo, Maulbertsch, Tiepolo), Marvell, Crashaw
Maulbertsch, Handel, Rubens, Sacred Mounts, the sketch, Clérisseau, Soane, Sterne, Vittone, Borromini, convents, saints, the Sacred Heart, Messerschmidt, the cult of sensibility
Wren, Ragusa, Palermo, Rubens, Milton, Dryden, Vanbrugh, Jesuit expansion, Defoe, Querétaro, Noto, Blandford Forum, Turin, Versailles, Schönbrunn, Bucharest, Pope
Mozart and opera (Idomeneo, Così fan tutte, La finta giardiniera), Asam brothers (Rohr, Weltenburg, Freising), Serpotta, Watteau
Congreve, Pope, the Bibiena family, Piranesi, Soane, the Gothic novel, Venice as scenery, Canaletto, Guardi, Longhena, Vanbrugh
Isola Bella, Giardino Buonacorsi, Versailles, Nymphenburg, Amalienburg, Veitshöschheim, graveyards, English landscape gardens, Die Wies, Vierzehnheiligen, new and exotic species, scientific drawings, encylopedias, the Academy of Lynxes, Rameau, Waldsassen, Pianta, Hogarth, Messerschmidt, Handel, Goya
Ocotlán, tile façades, backwaters, Sagrario Mexico City, Hindu temples, Goan Baroque, St Francis Xavier, Bolivian Jesuit sacred opera, Sant' Alessio, Santa Rosalia or The Wounded Dove, Stradella's oratorio erotico, Tepotzotlán, Salamanca, Querétaro
Russian Baroque, Turkish Baroque, Persian Rococo, Edwardian Baroque, Linderhof, porcelain knick-knacks, '50s American cars, Jeff Koons, Richard Strauss, Beardsley, Guimard, the National Trust, Bellotto and Warsaw, Baroque pearls, Japanese Baroque, Gothic Baroque, Chinese Baroque, Hellenistic Baroque, Wölfflin, Deleuze
Czech Cubists, Santini, T.S. Eliot, Gehry, Coop Himmeblau, Russian Constructivists, Scharoun, Ludwig Leo, Miralles
Photographic Acknowledgements
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