Art and Architecture in France, 1500-1700
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By (author) Anthony F. Blunt
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Art and Architecture in France, 1500-1700 by Anthony F. Blunt
Book DescriptionThis study of 16th- and 17th-century French art and architecture, presents major artists and their works chronologically. The author provides an overview of the main projects of the period and of the artistic personalities behind them, and sets the historical context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300077483
(285mm x 215mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anthony F. Blunt
Pietro da Cortona and Roman Baroque Architecture, Hardback (July 2008)» View all books by Anthony F. Blunt
At first, a successful painter of the Roman Baroque, Pietro (Berrettini) da Cortona (1597-1669) soon emerged as an architect of equal stature. This book focuses on Cortona's buildings and projects and to assess his position in Roman Baroque architecture. It discusses Cortona's major commissions, particularly SS Luca e Martina.
UK Kirkus Review » The fourth edition of this seminal work covers the historical background of the period in relation to the artistic output achieved - most significantly in the sphere of architecture. Once the influence of the earlier Italian Renaissance had crossed into France, largely brought by Italian artists who sought profitable commissions outside the Italian peninsula, artistic learning and patronage bloomed and even managed to survive the disastrous Wars of Religion in the second half of the 16th century. In an age which produced Fontainebleau, and impressive artists in all of the disciplines, there is much to admire in this detailed study which is thoroughly illustrated in black and white. (Kirkus UK)
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