Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth-Century France - Metropolitan Museum of Art Series (Hardback)
  • Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth-Century France - Metropolitan Museum of Art Series (Hardback)
zoom

Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth-Century France - Metropolitan Museum of Art Series (Hardback)

(editor), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions)
£45.00
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 06/09/2013
  • 10+ in stock
  • Free UK delivery

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Over the course of the 18th century a great number of artists, ranging from established painters and sculptors to amateurs, experimented with etching, an accessible form of printmaking akin to drawing. In a period when artists strained to navigate the highly regulated Academie Royale and the increasingly discordant public spheres of the marketplace and the Salon, etching afforded them stylistic freedom and allowed them to produce exquisite works of art in a spirit of collaboration and experimentation.

Featuring works by Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Hubert Robert, and many others, Artists and Amateurs embarks on a fresh exploration of how etching flourished in ancien regime France, shedding new light on artistic practice and patronage at that time. Treating such topics as technique and practice, experimentation, and the crucial role of the amateur, it establishes the unique place of etching in the shifting social terrain of 18th-century Paris, and explores an artistic context in which conventional hierarchies of genre and medium were breached to brilliant effect.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300197006
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1386 g
Dimensions: 275 x 235 x 31 mm

You may also be interested in...

John Craxton
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Fractal Worlds
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Wiltshire
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
The House of Fragile Things
Added to basket
County Durham
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
Houses
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Speer
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Hidden London
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Bloomsbury Look
Added to basket
The Collector
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Bath
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000
Added to basket
Goering's Man in Paris
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
London 6: Westminster
Added to basket
Churches
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Interaction of Color
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.