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Title: The Age of Grandeur - Baroque and Classicism in Europe
Description: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1960, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gold title on brown boards which are clean and unmarked with a small indentation to front top corner and a very thin line of fading to spine head and tail. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket is also VG+ and is not price clipped. 305 pages. 195 black and white and 8 colour illustrations. In this important study Professor Tapié shows how the style called Baroque was born, how it developed from the classical architecture of the Renaissance and flowered in Italy, under the genius of Bernini and Borromini. He then traces its diffusion throughout Europe. laying stress on such significant events as Bernini's visit to Paris in 1665. The apparent incompatibility between the classical genius of the French and the audacities of Baroque has given rise to misapprehensions about the nature of French Baroque, and on this Professor Tapié is particularly illuminating. To the original French edition he has added a new chapter on England, showing how Inigo Jones, Wren, Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor interpreted the new style. Concluding this account is a glance at the Baroque style in Russia, Mexico and South America. NOT EX LIB A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.26 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST . 23. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Baroque, Classicism, Bernini, Borromini, Inigo Jones, Sir Christopher Wren, Vanbrugh, Hawksmoor

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 008479

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