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Title:
Baroque
Author:
Martin, John Rupert.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U. S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
367 pages : 248 illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Icon editions."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1350 Lexile.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780064353328

9780064300773
Format :
Book

On Order

Summary

Summary

This is a nonchronological introduction to Baroque, one of the great periods of European art. John Martin's descriptions of the essential characteristics of the Baroque help one to gain an understanding of the style. His illustrations are informative and he has clearly looked with a fresh eye at the works of art themselves. In addition to the more than 200 illustrations, the volume contains an appendix of translated documents.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 11
2 Naturalismp. 39
3 The Passions of the Soulp. 73
4 The Transcendental View of Reality and the Allegorical Traditionp. 119
5 Spacep. 155
6 Timep. 197
7 Lightp. 223
8 Attitudes to Antiquityp. 249
Appendix A Peter Paul Rubens, on the Imitation of Statuesp. 271
Appendix B Paul Fréart de Chantelou, Bernini in Francep. 274
Appendix C Arnold Houbraken, Life of Rembrandtp. 280
Appendix D Francisco Pacheco, on the Aim of Paintingp. 288
Appendix E Philippe de Champaigne, on Poussin's Rebecca and Eliezerp. 290
Notesp. 297
Books for Further Readingp. 305
Catalogue of Illustrationsp. 311
Indexp. 359
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