Watteau and the Cultural Politics of Eighteenth-Century France by Julie-Anne Plax
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Watteau and the Cultural Politics of Eighteenth-Century France
By Julie-Anne Plax

Watteau and the Cultural Politics of Eighteenth-Century France

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Watteau and the Cultural Politics of Eighteenth-Century France by Julie-Anne Plax

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In Watteau and the Cultural Politics of Eighteenth-Century France, Julie Anne Plax engages in an interdisciplinary examination of several categories of Watteau's paintings - theatrical, military, fetes, and signboards. Arguing that Watteau consistently applied coherent strategies of representation aimed at subverting high art, she shows how his paintings toyed ironically with conventions and genres and confounded traditional categories. Plax connects these strategies to broader cultural themes and political issues that Watteau's art addressed throughout his career, thereby revealing the substantial unity of his oeuvre. Using a wide array of visual and verbal primary resources to illuminate the richness of the visual culture of eighteenth-century Paris and the last years of Louis XIV's reign, Watteau and the Cultural Politics of Eighteenth-Century France is a year 2000 text which will continue to contribute substantially to the current reassessment of the period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521642682
ISBN-10: 052164268X
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 16mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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