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Description - Geometries of Silence by Anna Ottani Cavina

Based on little-known or hitherto unpublished material, and enhanced by a wealth of rarely seen illustrations, this book offers access to the aesthetics of neoclassical Europe from a new perspective: landscape painting and interior decoration. The source documents, together with the nexus of relationships they helped to establish, reveal a world shaken by a series of epochal changes. This study of paintings, drawings, and documents touches on such themes as the rediscovery of the ancient world, aristocratic homes in the neoclassical period, and the birth of the rationalist landscape.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231132084
ISBN-10: 0231132085
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anna Ottani Cavina

Anna Ottani Cavina heads the Fondazione Federico Zeri, a center for advanced studies in art history at the University of Bologna, and teaches at The Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Center). Awarded the Legion d'honneur in 2001, she has published books and curated exhibitions on Caravaggio and on the Neoclassical and Romantic periods. She also writes for the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. Under the direction of Umberto Eco, she created the visual arts program for a series of CD ROMs.