Court Culture in Dresden
By (author) Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
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Court Culture in Dresden by Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Book DescriptionThis is the first cultural history of Baroque Dresden, the capital of Saxony and the most important Protestant territory in the Empire from the mid-sixteenth to the early eighteenth century. Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly shows how the art patronage of the Electors fits into the intellectual climate of the age and investigates its political and religious context. Lutheran church music and architecture, the influence of Italy, the cabinet of curiosities and the culture of collecting, alchemy, mining and early technology, official image-making and court theatre are some of the wealth of colourful subjects dealt with during the period 1553 to 1733.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333984482
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
HELEN WATANABE-O'KELLY is Professor of German Literature at Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College. Her previous books include Triumphall Shews, Tournaments at German Courts in their European Context 1580-1730, The Cambridge History of German Literature, and Festivals and Ceremonies.
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