The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome (Hardback)
  • The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome (Hardback)

The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome (Hardback)

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Hardback 292 Pages / Published: 11/11/2010
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Delivered three times between 1898 and 1902 and subsequently revised with an eye towards publication, Alois Riegl's lectures on the origins of Baroque art in Rome broke new ground in its field. This first English translation brings Riegl's compelling vision of the Baroque to life and amply illustrates his celebrated magnetism as a lecturer. His text is full of perceptive observations on the most important artists of the period from Michelangelo to Caravaggio. By taking the spectator into consideration, Riegl identifies a crucial defining change between Renaissance and Baroque art and provides invaluable inspiration for present-day students and readers. Baroque was born in Italy, and later adopted in France, Germany, Netherlands, and Spain. The world 'baroque' was first applied to the art of the period from the late 1500s to the late 1700s, by critics in the late nineteenth century.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606060414
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 251 x 182 x 20 mm


"A complex viewpoint on continuity and rupture in art that has been rarely matched."--"Renaissance Quarterly"

A complex viewpoint on continuity and rupture in art that has been rarely matched. "Renaissance Quarterly""

"A complex viewpoint on continuity and rupture in art that has been rarely matched."--Renaissance Quarterly

"[This book is] exemplary in its combination of a careful, scrupulous translation of one of the classic and complex texts of German art historiography around 1900 with the three well-informed, introductory essays which illuminate this text from different perspectives."--Journal of Art Historiography
"The translation into English of Alois Riegl's final book, Die Entstehung der Barockkunst in Rom, is certain to be embraced with enthusiasm by specialists and students of art history and the Baroque alike. . . . Collectively these essays offer a very fine addition to a text that is certain to open further enquiry on the late ideas of this important art historian."--Renaissance and Reformation
"This translation of a pioneering work along with astute analyses of it clearly shows how the art of the Baroque 1550-1630 differed from but was not a decline from the early Renaissance masters." --Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

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