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by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Deriving from the French word rocaille, in reference to the curved forms of shellfish, and the Italian barocco, the French created the term ‘Rococo’. Appearing at the beginning of the 18th century, it rapidly...

Baroque Art

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

The Baroque period lasted from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. Baroque art was artists’ response to the Catholic Church’s demand for solemn grandeur following...

The Fountains of Rome: Selected Plates from the Classic "Le Fontane Di Roma," 1660-1675

by Giovanni Battista Falda & Giovanni Francesco Venturini Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

These rare 17th-century views of celebrated Roman fountains and gardens constitute some of the finest landscape drawings of the Italian Baroque period. This is the only edition in print of these outstanding...

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

by Jean-Francois Bedard University of Delaware Press (March 11, 2011)

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 Scarecrow Press (September 17, 2010)

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...

Jean-Baptiste-Pierre LeBrun

by Bette W. Oliver Hamilton Books (June 01, 2018)

Jean-Baptiste Pierre LeBrun's life was marked by his intense interest in art, first as an artist, and then from 1770 until his death in 1813, as an art dealer/connoisseur and as a participant in the transformation...

San Antonio 1718

by Marion Oettinger Jr., Katherine C. Luber, Ray Hernández-Durán & Cristina Cruz González et al. Trinity University Press (February 01, 2018)

Three hundred years ago San Antonio was founded as a strategic outpost of presidios and missions on the edge of northern New Spain, imposing Spanish political and religious principles on this contested, often...

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2018)

The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer,...

Corporeality and Performativity in Baroque Naples

by Alessandro Giardino, Marcella Salvi, Lara Harwood-Ventura & Marino Forlino et al. Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Neapolitan Baroque, through original and in-depth interpretations of pivotal masterpieces of Neapolitan art, literature, philosophy, theater. The book...

The Politics of the Provisional

by Richard Taws Penn State University Press (April 08, 2013)

In revolutionary France the life of things could not be assured. War, shortage of materials, and frequent changes in political authority meant that few large-scale artworks or permanent monuments to the Revolution’s...

The Vanishing Velázquez

by Laura Cumming Scribner (April 12, 2016)


A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016

“As compelling and entertaining as a detective novel” (The Economist), the incredible true story—part art history and part...

1000 Portraits of Genius

by Victoria Charles & Klaus Carl Parkstone International (November 23, 2014)

According to the defined canons of art technique, a portrait should be, above all, a faithful representation of its model. However, this gallery of 1000 portraits illustrates how the genre has been transformed...