Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture by Allison Lee PalmerHistorical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture by Allison Lee Palmer

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture

byAllison Lee Palmer

Hardcover | June 10, 2011

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At the end of the 18th century, a philosophical shift in idea and form occurred that shaped the basis for the Romantic era. This age was achieved self-consciously through theory and encompassed the arts and literature. It includes a plethora of styles that are today gathered together under the umbrella of Romanticism, but it also draws much from the preceding Neoclassicism. Romanticism is largely an intellectual movement that grew out of the lingering effects of the revolt against aristocratic rule that begin with the French Revolution. It includes the works of such greats as Jacques-Louis David, Frederic Edwin Church, Eugène Delacroix, Winslow Homer, Victor Hugo, Francisco Goya, Thomas Cole, and William Blake. The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture provides an overview of Romanticism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the late 18th century style. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures and events. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Romanticism.
Allison Lee Palmer is associate professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art History at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture (Scarecrow, 2011) and Historical Dictionary of Architecture (Scarecrow, 2008).
Title:Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and ArchitectureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.49 × 6.41 × 1.08 inPublished:June 10, 2011Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810872226

ISBN - 13:9780810872226


Editorial Reviews

Romantic art and architecture departed significantly from their predecessor movement, the neoclassical. Events such as the American and French Revolutions and the rise and fall of Napoléon are among the factors that gave rise to a wide variety of movements and styles. These include the Gothic revival, classical revival, Orientalism, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as well as regional movements such as the Hudson River school of landscape painting in the U.S. and the German Nazarene movement. This volume provides a succinct overview on Romanticism while at the same time giving access to more topic-specific sources for further study. Entries cover art movements, styles, and aesthetic philosophies, but most deal with artists-painters, printmakers, sculptors, and architects. Focus is on the nineteenth century, although some articles treat eighteenth-century precursors, and others deal with offshoots in the early years of the twentieth, such as the Arts and Crafts movement. A detailed chronology and informative introduction precede the body of the work. Fourteen black-and-white reproductions are well placed with the articles that apply to them....The bibliography is substantive enough to require a table of contents and provides citations to print resources on Romanticism generally, the specific styles within the movement, and specific artists. More current than Lorenz Eitner's Neoclassicism and Romanticism (Prentice-Hall, 1970), this is a sound addition to larger college and university collections.