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All the arts--painting, sculpture, architecture, urban design, interior design, graphic design, photography, film, fashion, the theater, and opera--have played a role in creating the enduring spirit of Paris. From a primitive village huddled on an is … weiterlesen
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Titel: The Art and Spirit of Paris: A Story of the Legendary Town of Fools
Autor/en: Venceslas Kruta, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg

ISBN: 1558597603
EAN: 9781558597600
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Christopher Lyon
ABBEVILLE PR

November 2003 - gebunden - 1654 Seiten

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All the arts--painting, sculpture, architecture, urban design, interior design, graphic design, photography, film, fashion, the theater, and opera--have played a role in creating the enduring spirit of Paris. From a primitive village huddled on an island in the middle of the Seine, Paris rose to glory as a medieval and Renaissance center for art, as the cradle of the Enlightenment, and as the crucible of modern art and architecture. It remains a world center of innovation in art, architecture, and design, and one of the most thoroughly pleasurable of all modern cities. Assembled under the editorial direction of Michel Laclotte, former director of the Musee du Louvre, and with the participation of outstanding scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, "The Art and Spirit of Paris spans more than 6,000 years of cultural history. In two volumes, comprising nine insightful and wide-ranging chapters, and with approximately 1,500 illustrations, the authors chronicle the history of the visual arts in Paris, tracing their evolution and that of the social systems that supported them. Volume II begins at 1800, as Napoleon consolidates his power and determines to make Paris the most beautiful city the world has seen. Chapter 5 treats his brief era, which would echo in the French imagination for decades after, and which begins the reign of Paris as "Capital of the Nineteenth Century." The battles of classicism and romanticism and the advent of a modern "engineer's architecture" of glass and iron are followed in chapter 6 by the glorious Ville Lumiere of Second Empire Paris, with its remarkable world's fairs. Chapter 6 also treats the aftermath of the Commune, when a "New Painting" would be invented bythe most beloved artists of the French tradition, including Manet, Renoir, Monet, and Cezanne. Chapter 7 brings us to fin de siecle Paris, the Belle Epoque, and the run-up to World War 1, when a remarkable coterie of artists, including Picasso, invent an art for the new ce
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