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Watteau and the cultural politics of eighteenth-century France

Author: Julie Anne Plax
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback re-issueView all editions and formats

This 2000 book examines the way Watteau consistently subverted high art by toying with conventions and genres.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Anne Plax
ISBN: 9780521642682 052164268X 9780521200844 0521200849
OCLC Number: 802509958
Description: XII, 260 s. : il. ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Watteau's Departure of the Italian Comedians in 1697 and the battle of the theater; 2. Watteau's military paintings: conflicts and confluences; 3. The Fete Galante and the cult of Honnetete; 4. The meeting of high and low culture in Watteau's Gersaint's Signboard.
Responsibility: Julie Anne Plax.


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"Carefully and clearly argued, Plax's book sets a model for actively integrating visual, historical and theoretical concerns." CAA Reviews "Plax does well to call our attention in a new way to this Read more...

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