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Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth: Vico and Neapolitan Painting

by Malcolm Bull

Can painting transform philosophy? In Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth, Malcolm Bull looks at Neapolitan art around 1700 through the eyes of the philosopher Giambattista Vico. Surrounded by extravagant examples...


Art & Visual Culture 1600-1850: Academy to Avant-Garde

by Emma Barker

The second of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through...


Southern Baroque Art - Painting-Architecture and Music in Italy and Spain of the 17th & 18th Centuries

by Sacheverell Sitwell

Originally published London, 1924. Contents Include: The Serenade at Caserta "Les Indes Galantes" The King and the Nightingale Biography etc. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the...


Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain

by John Beusterien

To date, no scholarly history of early modern Spanish dogs has been published. Aside from carrying out this task, this book evaluates the representation of dogs in the work of the artist Diego Velázquez and...


Dynastic Marriages 1612/1615: A Celebration of the Habsburg and Bourbon Unions

by Margaret M. McGowan

The union of the two royal houses - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - in the early seventeenth century illustrates the extent to which marriage was a tool of government in Renaissance Europe, and festivals a...


Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France

by Christine A. Jones

French artisans began trials to reproduce fine Chinese porcelain in the 1660s. That challenge proved impossible, but inspired radical forms of experimentation. Potters invented artificial alternatives to Chinese...


The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes

by Steven Nadler

In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait of a middle-aged man with long dark hair, a mustache, and heavy-lidded eyes, and he is dressed in the starched white collar and black coat of the typical Dutch burgher....


Decorative Games: Ornament, Rhetoric, and Noble Culture in the Work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742)

by Jean-Francois Bedard

This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). For the first time, this publication reproduces in their initial state the embellishments...


Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture relates the history of the Baroque Era through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries...


The Art of Religion: Sforza Pallavicino and Art Theory in Bernini's Rome

by Maarten Delbeke

Bernini and Pallavicino, the artist and the Jesuit cardinal, are closely related figures at the papal courts of Urban VIII and Alexander VII, at which Bernini was the principal artist. The analysis of Pallavicino's...


Severo Sarduy and the Neo-Baroque Image of Thought in the Visual Arts

by Rolando Pérez

Severo Sarduy never enjoyed the same level of notoriety as did other Latin American writers like García Márquez and Vargas-Llosa, and his compatriot, Cabrera-Infante. On the other hand, he never lacked for...


Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque: Arabesques & Entanglements

by Richard K K Sherwin

Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque explores the profound impact that visual digital technologies are having on the practice, teaching, and theory of law.


Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World

by Timothy Brook

In this critical darling Vermeer's captivating and enigmatic paintings become windows that reveal how daily life and thought-from Delft to Beijing--were transformed in the 17th century, when the world first...