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Art and architecture in France, 1500 to 1700

Author: Anthony Blunt; Richard Beresford
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1999.
Series: Yale University Press Pelican history of art.; Pelican history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed.View all editions and formats
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The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in France were an epoch of spectacular artistic activity, exemplified by the châteaux of the Loire valley, the palace of Versailles, the paintings of Poussin and Claude. and the sculpture of Coysevox, which echo the political and cultural importance of France and the "Sun King". Anthony Blunt presents major artists and their principal works chronologically, provides all  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Blunt; Richard Beresford
ISBN: 0300077351 0300077483 9780300077353 9780300077483
OCLC Number: 1043147417
Description: xi, 319 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Maps --
Preface to the fourth editions by Anthony Blunt --
Preface to the fifth (posthumous) edition by Richard Beresford --
From the invasion of Italy to the battle of Pavia 1494-1525 --
Middle years of Francis I 1525-1540 --
Classical period of the sixteenth century 1540-1565 --
Wars of religion 1560-1598 --
Henry IV and the regency of Marie de' Medici 1598-1630 --
Richelieu and Mazarin 1630-1661 --
Louis XIV adn Colbert 1660-1685 --
Decline of Louis XIV 1685-1705 --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Yale University Press Pelican history of art.; Pelican history of art.
Responsibility: Anthony Blunt.

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The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in France were an epoch of spectacular artistic activity, exemplified by the châteaux of the Loire valley, the palace of Versailles, the paintings of Poussin and Claude. and the sculpture of Coysevox, which echo the political and cultural importance of France and the "Sun King". Anthony Blunt presents major artists and their principal works chronologically, provides all overview of the main projects of the period and of the artistic personalities behind them, and clearly sets the historical context.

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