Death of the Baroque and the Rhetoric of Good Taste by Vernon Hyde Minor
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Death of the Baroque and the Rhetoric of Good Taste
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Death of the Baroque and the Rhetoric of Good Taste by Vernon Hyde Minor

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In late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Rome, a rhetorical war raged among intellectuals in the attack and defense of language, literature, and the visual arts. Death of the Baroque and the Rhetoric of Good Taste examines the cultural upheaval that accompanied attacks on the baroque predilection for ornament, extended visual metaphors, grandiloquence, and mystical rapture. Rome's Academy of the Arcadians emerged as a potent social and cultural force in the final decade of the seventeenth century and throughout the eighteenth century it provided a setting for arguments on artistic taste and reforms in literature and religion. This book describes the waning days of the baroque and ends with an analysis of the Parrhasian Grove, the Arcadian garden on the slopes of Rome's Janiculum Hill.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521843416
ISBN-10: 0521843413
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 18mm)
Pages: 206
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vernon Hyde Minor

Vernon Hyde Minor is professor in the departments of art and art history, and comparative literature and the humanities, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and member of the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study, he is the author of Art History's History, Baroque and Rococo: Art and Culture, and Passive Tranquility: The Sculpture of Filippo de la Valle. He is currently the Editor of the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome.

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