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Word and image : French painting of the ancien régime

Author: Norman Bryson
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983, ©1981.
Series: Cambridge paperback library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In this classic 1982 work, Norman Bryson examines the evolution of narrative styles: the kinds of stories paintings tell, the ways they communicate their information, the different techniques of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Bryson
ISBN: 0521276543 9780521276542 0521237769 9780521237765
OCLC Number: 12894501
Description: xviii, 281 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Contents: Discourse, figure --
The legible body : LeBrun --
Watteau and reverie --
Transformations in rococo space --
Greuze and the pursuit of happiness --
Diderot and the word --
Diderot and the image --
1785 --
Style or sign?
Series Title: Cambridge paperback library.
Responsibility: Norman Bryson.

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