Baroque Baroque: The Culture of Excess (Hardback)
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Baroque Baroque: The Culture of Excess (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 17/11/1994
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Now available for the first time in paperback, this extraordinary book examines the 'culture of excess' in all its twentieth-century manifestations. Fashion, film, photography, design and decoration: all feature in Stephen Calloway's meticulous coverage of the colourful, the opulent and the theatrical.

The author examines early examples of Baroque excess - by the Sitwells, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean and others - as well as the darker Baroque spirit of the wartime Neo-Romantics and film-makers such as Fellini and Jarman. Tracing the Baroque tendency all the way into the 1990s, he shows how ideas have been cross-fertilized, providing links between such unlikely bedfellows as Leon Bakst and Luis Bunuel, Coco Chanel and Nigel Coates, Liberace and Lacroix. Illustrated with a wealth of photographs, this book provides a celebration that is truly Baroque in substance and in spirit.

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714829852
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1860 g
Dimensions: 290 x 250 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The most provocative and stimulating style book of the year."-The New York Times

"Baroque Baroque is a carefully written and wonderfully illustrated book... It helps to define the notion of Englishness itself."-The Times

"The sort of book that could itself become a landmark in taste."-Country Life

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