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The Death of the Baroque and the Rhetoric of Good Taste

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In late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Rome, a rhetorical war raged among intellectuals in the attack and defense of language, literature, and the visual arts. Death of the Baroque and the Rhetoric of Good Taste examines the cultural upheaval that accompanied attacks on the baroque predilection for ornament, extended visual metaphors, grandiloquence, and mystical rapture. This book describes the waning days of the baroque and ends with an analysis of the Parrhasian Grove, the Arcadian garden on the slopes of Rome's Janiculum Hill.

Book News Annotation:

Minor (art and art history, U. of Colorado, Boulder) examines the cultural upheaval that accompanied debates about the elements and nature of the Baroque, debates that fueled dialog in art, literature, religion, and to some extent hierarchical and ornamented societies. She compares some aspects of Baroque rhetoric with the concept of cattivo gusto, looks at arcadia (especially its architecture) and pastoralism, and closes with an examination of the Parrhasian grove. The result is a fresh look at what constituted a cultural revolution as well as a structure for debate and alignment in a variety of different genres, fields and subjects. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book describes the waning days of the baroque.

About the Author

Vernon Hyde Minor is professor in the departments of art and art history, and comparative literature and the humanities, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and member of the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study, he is the author of Art History's History, Baroque and Rococo: Art and Culture, and Passive Tranquility: The Sculpture of Filippo de la Valle. He is currently the Editor of the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome.

Table of Contents

1. Cattivo Gusto and some aspects of Baroque rhetoric; 2. Buon Gusto; 3. Arcadia, Pastoralism, and good taste; 4. What is Arcadian architecture?; 5. A short history of the Academy of the Arcadians; 6. Parrhasian Grove.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521843416
Author:
Minor, Vernon
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
European
Subject:
Aesthetics, modern
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History - Baroque & Rococo
Subject:
Aesthetics, Modern -- 17th century.
Subject:
Art criticism - Italy - History -
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
10.26x7.18x.68 in. 1.54 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Europe General
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Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » World History » General

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