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Seventeenth century Art and Architecture

Author : Ann Sutherland Harris
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Encompassing the socio-political, cultural background of the period, this title takes a look at the careers of the Old Masters and many lesser-known artists. The book covers artistic developments across six countries and examines in detail many of the artworks on display.

European Art of the Seventeenth Century

Author : Rosa Giorgi
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This volume presents the most noteworthy concepts, artists, and cultural centers of the seventeenth century through a close examination of many of its greatest paintings, sculptures, and buildings. The Baroque, rooted in classicism but with a new emphasis on emotionalism and naturalism, was the leading style of the seventeenth century. The movement exhibited both stylistic complexity and great diversity in its subject matter, from large religious works and history paintings to portraits, landscapes, and scenes of everyday life. Masters of the era included Caravaggio, whose innovations in the dramatic uses of light and shadow influenced many of the century's artists, notably Rembrandt; the sculptor, painter, and architect Bernini, with his combination of technical brilliance and expressiveness; and other familiar names such as Rubens, Poussin, Velazquez, and Vermeer. This was the era of absolute monarchs, including Spain's Habsburgs and Louis XIII and XIV of France, whose artistic patronage helped furnish their opulent palaces. But a new era of commercialism, in which artists increasingly catered to affluent collectors of the professional and merchant classes, also flourished.

The Seventeenth Century

Author : Joseph Bergin
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The complete Short Oxford History of Europe (series editor: Professor T.C.W. Blanning) will cover the history of Europe from Classical Greece to the present in eleven volumes. In each, experts write to their strengths tackling the key issues - including society, economy, religion, politics,and culture - head-on in chapters that will be at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. Each book is specifically designed with the non-specialist reader in mind; but the authority of the contributors and the vigour of the interpretations will make them necessary and challenging readingfor fellow academics across a range of disciplines. Lying between the two great "peaks" of European history, the Reformation and the Enlightenment in the centuries fore and aft, the seventeenth century seems not to have a popular identity itself. And yet, as Professor Bergin points out in his Introduction, it is the very proliferation of majorevents, crises and processes throughout Europe that has made this transitional age so difficult to label. In this book, the seventeenth century, heavy with significance for the future of Europe, is fully explored by Professor Bergin and six major authors as they address, in turn, economy, society, politics, war and international relations, science, thought and culture ('The Age of Curiosity'), andEurope in the wider world. In a set of chapters covering and contrasting the European experience across the full century and the full continent, the reader is offered a rich, lively, and provocative introduction to the period, and students a superbly authoritative context for more detailedwork.

Magnificence in the Seventeenth Century

Author : Gijs Versteegen
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This volume explores the concept of magnificence as a social construction in seventeenth-century Europe.

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

Author : Lilian H. Zirpolo
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures, and events.

Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Global History

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions, and, with MindTap, all of the online study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the fourth edition includes new artists and provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Western History

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner's Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Flemish Art and Architecture 1585 1700

Author : Hans Vlieghe
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02 This beautifully illustrated book provides a complete overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands from 1585 to 1700. The author examines the development of Flemish and specifically Antwerp painting, the work of Rubens and other leading masters, and the Antwerp tradition of specialization among painters as well as the sculpture and architecture of this period. “A major moment of artistic culture has been magisterially sketched by one of its leading authorities.”—Larry Silver, The Art Book“Consistently rewarding . . . a book that is going to transform how Flemish art is understood.”—Jeremy Wood, Apollo Magazine“As well as examining the output and influence of leading figures such as Rubens and Van Dyke, Vlieghe provides the historical, social and cultural context for the development of history painting and other specializations. . . . This book will attract both the informed and general reader.”—Alison Smith, Art Newspaper“Essential for current study of Belgian art.”—ChoiceHans Vlieghe is professor of art history at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain) and research director of the Belgian Nationaal Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek at the Rubenianum, Antwerp. This beautifully illustrated book provides a complete overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands from 1585 to 1700. The author examines the development of Flemish and specifically Antwerp painting, the work of Rubens and other leading masters, and the Antwerp tradition of specialization among painters as well as the sculpture and architecture of this period. “A major moment of artistic culture has been magisterially sketched by one of its leading authorities.”—Larry Silver, The Art Book“Consistently rewarding . . . a book that is going to transform how Flemish art is understood.”—Jeremy Wood, Apollo Magazine“As well as examining the output and influence of leading figures such as Rubens and Van Dyke, Vlieghe provides the historical, social and cultural context for the development of history painting and other specializations. . . . This book will attract both the informed and general reader.”—Alison Smith, Art Newspaper“Essential for current study of Belgian art.”—ChoiceHans Vlieghe is professor of art history at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain) and research director of the Belgian Nationaal Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek at the Rubenianum, Antwerp.

Dutch Painting In The Seventeenth Century

Author : Madlyn Millner Kahr
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This new edition of an established survey of the Golden Age of Dutch painting has been revised, corrected, and updated in the text, notes, and bibliography as a result of new scholarship. The author has written a new preface to this edition. Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Ruisdael, Cuyp, de Witte, van Goyen, van de Velde, Hobbema, Fabritius, de Hooch, and Saenrendam are some of the painters included and discussed.

The paradox of body building and motion in seventeenth century England

Author : Kimberley Skelton
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This book examines how seventeenth-century English architectural theorists and designers rethought the domestic built environment in terms of mobility, as motion became a dominant mode of articulating the world across discourses encompassing philosophy, political theory, poetry, and geography. From mid-century, the house and estate that had evoked staccato rhythms became triggers for mental and physical motion – evoking travel beyond England’s shores, displaying vistas, and showcasing changeable wall surfaces. Simultaneously, philosophers and other authors argued for the first time that, paradoxically, the blur of motion immobilised an inherently restless viewer into social predictability and so stability. Alternately feared and praised early in the century for its unsettling unpredictability, motion became the most certain way of comprehending social interactions, language, time, and the buildings that filtered human experience. At the heart of this narrative is the malleable sensory viewer, tacitly assumed in early modern architectural theory and history yet whose inescapable responsiveness to surrounding stimuli guaranteed a dependable world from the seventeenth century.