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Futures & ruins : eighteenth-century Paris and the art of Hubert Robert

Author: Nina L Dubin; Hubert Robert
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Getty Research Institute, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the favoured artist of an enterprising Parisian elite, Robert is a prophetic case study of the intersection between aesthetics and modernity's dawning business culture. In this provocative study, Hubert Robert's paintings of urban ruins are interpreted as manifestations of a new consciousness of time, one shaped by the uncertainty of an economy characterized by the anxiety-inducing expansion of credit, frenzied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
In art
Named Person: Hubert Robert; Hubert Robert; Hubert Robert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina L Dubin; Hubert Robert
ISBN: 9781606060230 1606060236
OCLC Number: 499178454
Description: ix, 197 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The unmade --
Scenes from hell --
Anti-edifice --
Posterity.
Other Titles: Futures and ruins
Responsibility: Nina L. Dubin.

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