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Object Design in the Age of Enlightenment: The History of the Free Drawing School in Paris

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The Free Drawing School (Ecole royale gratuite de dessin) fulfilled the Enlightenment ideal of an education open to all--rich and poor, male and female--and of an education founded not on apprenticeship and the teachings of one master but on ideas of every sort and the practical application of universal principles. Established in 1766 by royal decree, the school survived the political turmoil of the Revolution and of the decades that followed it. The surviving documents, engravings, drawings, and objects that can be traced to the school, as well as the impressive number of artisans who trained there--such as craftsman Claude Odiot, sculptor Sebastien Cave, architect Charles Percier, and painter Girodet--and the important figures in eighteenth-century cultural life, including Voltaire, Lavoisier, the due de Choiseul, and Madame du Barry, who were involved with the school, attest to its enormous importance in the development of the decorative arts in France.

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ISBN:
9780892367788
Preface:
Rothschild, Jacob de
Foreword:
Glanville, Philippa
Author:
Leben, Ulrich
Author:
Glanville, Philippa
Author:
Rothschild, Jacob de
Author:
Rothschild
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
European
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture | History | 18th C European
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | 18th C European
Subject:
Ecole royale gratuite de dessin (Paris, Franc
Subject:
Drawing - Study and teaching - France -
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | 18th C European
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum
Series Volume:
No. 623
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 halftones, 128 color illus.
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11.80 x 9.50 in

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