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Pygmalion in Bavaria : the sculptor Ignaz Günther and eighteenth-century aesthetic art theory

Author: Christiane Hertel; Ignaz Günther
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the work of eighteenth-century sculptor Ignaz Günther within the context of Bavarian Rococo art and Counter-Reformation religious visual culture"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ignaz Günther; Ignaz Günther; Ignaz Günther; Ignaz Günther; Ignaz Günther
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane Hertel; Ignaz Günther
ISBN: 9780271037370 0271037377
OCLC Number: 659413134
Description: xviii, 270 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ignaz Günther (1725-1775) --
Pygmalion in Bavaria --
Sculpture and religious culture in Counter-Reformation Bavaria --
Unruly art : Günther's angels and their behavior in church --
Günther's Kerkerheiland and rebellious humility --
Günther in Weyarn and the liberties of procession sculpture --
"Broken unity" : Günther's self-reflective viewers --
Pygmalion intention, Pygmalion reverie.
Other Titles: Sculptor Ignaz Günther and eighteenth-century aesthetic art theory
Responsibility: Christiane Hertel.

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