Rococo: The Continuing Curve

Rococo: The Continuing Curve

by Sarah Coffin, Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, Gail S. Davidson
     
 
The movement known as Rococo began in eighteenth-century France, and has infused design objects with a sinuous, organic, and sensuous impulse for three centuries. Rococo dominated French design from 1730 to 1765, during the reign of Louis XV. Rococo ideas, transmitted by prints, objects and the traveling designers themselves, quickly spread to England, the Netherlands

Overview

The movement known as Rococo began in eighteenth-century France, and has infused design objects with a sinuous, organic, and sensuous impulse for three centuries. Rococo dominated French design from 1730 to 1765, during the reign of Louis XV. Rococo ideas, transmitted by prints, objects and the traveling designers themselves, quickly spread to England, the Netherlands, the German states, Italy and America. Rococo resurfaced in England under the flamboyant George IV and in France during the Second Empire. Its most significant revival occurred in the design concept known as Art Nouveau. In the twenty-first century, the Rococo spirit has burst forth once again as a creative force. Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008, featuring essays by international scholars and over 380 color illustrations, traces the movement within the historic continuum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910503914
Publisher:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Publication date:
03/08/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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