The Death Of The Baroque And The Rhetoric Of Good Taste by Vernon MinorThe Death Of The Baroque And The Rhetoric Of Good Taste by Vernon Minor

The Death Of The Baroque And The Rhetoric Of Good Taste

byVernon Minor

Hardcover | January 16, 2005

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In late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Rome, a rhetorical war raged among intellectuals in the attack and defense of language, literature, and the visual arts. This book examines the cultural upheaval that accompanied attacks on the baroque predilection for ornament, extended visual metaphors, grandiloquence, and mystical rapture. Rome's Academy of the Arcadians emerged as a potent social and cultural force in the final decade of the seventeenth century and throughout the eighteenth century provided a setting for arguments on artistic taste and reforms in literature and religion. This book describes the waning days of the baroque and ends with an analysis of the Parrhasian Grove.
Vernon Hyde Minor is professor in the departments of art and art history, and comparative literature and the humanities, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and member of the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study, he is the author of Art History's History, Baroque and Ro...
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Title:The Death Of The Baroque And The Rhetoric Of Good TasteFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.71 inPublished:January 16, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521843413

ISBN - 13:9780521843416

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Table of Contents

1. Cattivo Gusto and some aspects of Baroque rhetoric; 2. Buon Gusto; 3. Arcadia, Pastoralism, and good taste; 4. What is Arcadian architecture?; 5. A short history of the Academy of the Arcadians; 6. Parrhasian Grove.

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"Vernon Minor's latest book is a fundamental contribution to the history of early modern western art, the history of thought on aesthetics, and art-historical methodology...Minor's art-historical approach is among the most evolved to date in the discipline...a major achievement."
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