Synopses & Reviews
Francisco Goya was privileged to witness the entire gamut of daily life in Spain at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries: the celebrations, traditions, hopes--and the evils, from decadence at court to the horrors of war. In Goya's art, kings and bullfighters, princesses and courtesans, murderers and victims all come alive.
Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170) and index.