This volume explores how artists both foreign and native created a singularly rich and extravagant expression of the baroque in works of extraordinary variety, sumptuousness, and exuberance.
Author: Jonathan Bober
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Genoa completed its transformation from a faded maritime power into a thriving banking center for Europe in the seventeenth century. The wealth accumulated by its leading families spurred investment in the visual arts on an enormous scale. This volume explores how artists both foreign and native created a singularly rich and extravagant expression of the baroque in works of extraordinary variety, sumptuousness, and exuberance. This art, however, has remained largely hidden behind the facades of the city's palaces, with few works, apart from those by the school's great expatriates, found beyond its borders. As a result, the Genoese baroque has been insufficiently considered or appreciated.0Lavishly illustrated, 'A Superb Baroque' is comprehensive, encompassing all the major media and participants. Presented are some 140 select works by the celebrated foreigners drawn to the city and its flourishing environment. Offering three levels of exploration-essays that frame and interpret, section introductions that characterize principal currents and stages, and texts that elucidate individual works-this volume is by far the most extensive study of the Genoese baroque in the English language.00Exhibition: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA (03.05.-16.08.2020) / Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy (03.10.2020 - 10.01.2021).
It was a plan for a baroque city—the essence of baroque being absolutism,
regularity, and display. ... What L'Enfant brought forth had all the surface aspects
of “a superb baroque plan: the siting of the public buildings, grand avenues, the
Author: Stanley Elkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, America had just passed through twelve critical years, years dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in shaping that remarkable era--an era that is brilliantly captured in The Age of Federalism.Written by esteemed historians Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick, The Age of Federalism gives us a reflective, deeply informed analytical survey of this extraordinary period. Ranging over the widest variety of concerns--political, cultural, economic, diplomatic, and military--the authors provide a sweeping historical account, keeping always in view not only the problems the new nation faced but also the particular individuals who tried to solve them. As they move through the Federalist era, they draw subtly perceptive character sketches not only of the great figures--Washington and Jefferson, Talleyrand and Napoleon Bonaparte--but also of lesser ones, such as George Hammond, Britain's frustrated minister to the United States, James McHenry, Adams's hapless Secretary of War, the pre-Chief Justice version of John Marshall, and others. They weave these lively profiles into an analysis of the central controversies of the day, turning such intricate issues as the public debt into fascinating depictions of opposing political strategies and contending economic philosophies. Each dispute bears in some way on the broader story of the emerging nation. The authors show, for instance, the consequences the fight over Hamilton's financial system had for the locating of the nation's permanent capital, and how it widened an ideological gulf between Hamilton and the Virginians, Madison and Jefferson, that became unbridgeable. The statesmen of the founding generation, the authors believe, did "a surprising number of things right." But Elkins and McKitrick also describe some things that went resoundingly wrong: the hopelessly underfinanced effort to construct a capital city on the Potomac (New York, they argue, would have been a far more logical choice than Washington), and prosecutions under the Alien and Sedition Acts which turned into a comic nightmare. No detail is left out, or left uninteresting, as their account continues through the Adams presidency, the XYZ affair, the naval Quasi-War with France, and the desperate Federalist maneuvers in 1800, first to prevent the reelection of Adams and then to nullify the election of Jefferson.The Age of Federalism is the fruit of many years of discussion and thought, in which deep scholarship is matched only by the lucid distinction of its prose. With it, Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick have produced the definitive study, long awaited by historians, of the early national era.
On your right , a statue of Charles IV stands outside the Church of St Francis (
Kostel Sv . Františka ) , which features sublime ceilings and a superb baroque
organ , dating from 1702 . The concerts held in the church are outstanding .
Author: Philippe Bénet
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Prague, nestling below its great castle, has an elusive, almost magical personality. You may discover it in winter, veiled with snow, or in spring, when the golden stones resound with music -- at any time, the city looks a little unreal, like a stage set for an opera. Whether you're looking for history and culture, the best beer hall, a puppet or Bohemian glass, the pages of this book reveal the secrets of the city's winding streets.
and watch the big ocean - d ' Oro and Ca ' Foscari , or the going vessels push
aside the superb baroque Ca ' Rezzonico . vaporetti ( water buses ) and lit -
Children love the grotesque tle motoscafi ( water taxis ) . On masks or : Palazzo
Author: Jack Altman
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
More than 400 bridges stitch together the islands that make up this dream of a city. The sublime setting ennobles Venice's palaces, churches and piazzas. For art lovers, a survey of the local talent -- Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto, Lotto and Canaletto -- is worth the trip. Take a cappuccino break in Piazza San Marco, Europes most sumptuous square.
Generally the Bourbon period in Mexicosaw thebuildingof alarge number of fine
baroque churches in the highly decorative styleofthe Churriguera family.
Tepotzotlan has SanFrancisco Xavier church,a superb baroque building
Inside, the church has a superb Baroque sagrario chapel by Figueroa. Just
behind the church at the top of Avda. de Portugal lies a famous fifteen- spouted
fountain, which has figured in many flamenco songs and poems about the town.
Author: Geoff Garvey
The Rough Guide to Andalucia is the definitive travel guide to the best attractions Andalucia has to offer. Whether you wish to explore the vibrant regions of Andalucia, taste the flavours of Andalucia’s cuisine or discover the enchanting Alhambra palace and the White Town of Ronda; the Rough Guide to Andalucia has expert advice on what to see and do in Andalucia. Full-colour features explore the Semana Santa Holy Week and Moorish Andalucia; with comprehensive coverage on Andalucia’s history, attractions and the unique flora and fauna of this stunning region. Fully updated and expanded, this guide combines up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels and hostels in Andalucia, the best restaurants and tapas bars in Andalucia and entertainment to cater for all budgets. Explore all corners of Andalucia’s varied landscapes with expert tips for outdoor activities, from rock climbing and hiking to kite surfing and mountain biking and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of you holiday with The Rough Guide to Andalucia!
Built in the fifteenth century by the Benavides family, the tranquil interior patio has
a double tier of arcades around a central fountain and a superb Baroque
staircase with fine carving. Catedral de Santa María Mon–Fri 10.30am–2pm & 4–
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Spain is the definitive guide to this captivating country, with in-depth coverage of everything from its classic cities to hidden island beaches. With stunning photography to inspire you and clear maps to steer you, this guide will ensure you discover the best of Spain, whether it's ticking off Gaudí's stunning architectural masterpieces in Barcelona, hiking in the magnificent Picos de Europa, admiring Granada's splendid Alhambra, or taking part in one of the country's fabulously vibrant fiestas. Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, sleep and party with something for every budget, whether you want to stay in a majestic parador, sip sherry in Jerez, bar-hop in Madrid or nab a table at one of Catalunya's hottest restaurants. Make the most of your holiday with the Rough Guide to Spain.
An Alphabetical List of Some Major Baroque Works of Architecture Notes
Bibliography This bibliography must be selective . It is ... Seaton Delaval (
Northumberland ) : a superb baroque country palace ; buite by Vanbrugh c . 1718
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THE PIANO MASTERS SERIES Piano Solos by Master Composers of the Period
Compiled and Edited by Dale Tucker Presenting a superb series of books that
contain works by the master composers of each period . The selections within the
Author: Alfred Music
Publisher: Alfred Music
The 11 titles include: Prelude in D Minor (Bach) * Prelude No. 1 in C Major (Bach) * Two-Part Invention No. 8 in F Major (Bach) * Allemande (Couperin) * Prelude No. 8 in E Minor (Couperin) * Sarabande in F Major (Handel) * La Joyeuse (Rameau) * Sonata in C Major (Scarlatti) * Sonata in D Minor (Scarlatti) * Bourr_e in F Major (Telemann) * Fantasia in C Minor (Telemann).
A magnificent late Baroque organ in a superb Baroque case is that in the
Benedictine Abbey at Ottobeuren , Bavaria — ' the finest church created in the
eighteenth century north of the Alps by the Catholic Baroque ' . 1 The organ was
One of Taormina's biggest attractions isthe superb view of MountEtnaafforded
fromits elegant squares and terraces. ... Then thereisthe string of superb Baroque
cities, awarded UNESCO WorldHeritage status,built in one glorious surge ...
Author: Mary-Ann Gallagher
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
Footprintfocus Sicily: Catania and the Southeast is the only dedicated guide available covering this popular Italian destination. Features an Essentials section with practical tips to help plan a trip, detailed information on attractions and comprehensive listings of where to eat, sleep and have fun. • Essentials section with tips on getting there and around • Up-to-date recommendations of great places to stay and eat • Highlights map of the region plus detailed street maps where relevant • Slim enough to fit in a pocket Loaded with advice and information on how to get around, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help travellers get the most out of Catania and Southeast region of Sicily without weighing them down. The content of the Footprintfocus Sicily: Catania and Southeast guide has been extracted from Footprint's Sicily guide.
Largely French Baroque in its inspiration , this courtyard Palace would have had a superb main entrance with great Corinthian halfcolumns , and with an attic
storey crowned by a bell - shaped dome . Wren ' s drawings for this unachieved ...
Author: Michelin Travel PublicationsPublish On: 2000
An austere housefront ( no 1 ) evokes a Roman palace ; it has a Baroque Jesuit
entrance . A flight of steps ( right ) leads to the mausoleum . Mausoleum – This
unusual monument , built by Italian architects in 1614 , has a superb Baroque ...
Author: Michelin Travel Publications
Publisher: Michelin Italiana
The western edge of the Asian land-mass, the smallest of the continents, the old continent is many worlds in one. From the arid hillsides of Spain to the icy solitudes of the Far north, or Iceland where ice and fire have existed side-by-side since the dawn of time, Europe offers a unique range of natural settings. The sandy or rocky coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, the high peaks of the Alps, the volcanoes of the Auvergne or Italy, great plains such as the Hungarian Puzsta, immense forests such as the Black Forest of Germany- Europe is all of these.
NEUE RESIDENZ ( New Bishop ' s Palace ) , adjoining the Dom , is a superb Baroque mansion which houses the Staatsbibliothek ( State Library ) with its
magnificent collection of books and manuscripts . The palace also contains
Bamberg ' s ...
Author: Irving Hexham
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : ZondervanPublishingHouse
Visitors can experience the church's struggle against Nazi paganism, ponder the sorrow of the Thirty Years War, and see where the modern missionary movement was born. Original.
The Virgin is enthroned at a considerable height above the high altar; and at the
back is a superb baroque hall in jasper, marble, walnut and cypress wood, where
the statue can be withdrawn from her throne for a procession or to be dressed ...
Nearby , the Böttingerhaus ( 0951-54074 ) , a superb baroque mansion built in
1713 as the home of a rich merchant and diplomat , is now an excellent
distinguished restaurant ( uppermedium price ) where Henry Kissinger and his
like have ...
The superb 18th - century baroque Belvedere Palace , PrinzEugenstr . 27 ; tel : (
01 ) 79 80 700 ( tram D ) , built for Prince Eugene of Savoy , has two galleries and
delightful gardens . The Österreichische Galerie ( Austrian Gallery ) , Oberes ...
Author: Melissa Shales
This book provides travellers with handy hints on how to make the most of the extensive rail network throughout the Alps, enabling them to see the most spectacular sights on offer.
West of Budapest in far western Hungary on the border with Austria lies Sopron ,
a Baroque gem that is one of Europe ' s most picturesque towns . Esterhazy
Palace , a superb Baroque structure , is in Fertod , just southeast of Sopron .
South of ...
Schloss Weissenstein, a superb baroque palace built 171 1-1718, has a
gorgeous staircase, overwhelming baroque ceilings, a splendid art gallery, and a
grotto-like room decorated with shells. Weissenstein ranks with Schloss Briihl (
On the surface Washington had all the aspects of a superb baroque plan : the
siting of the public buildings , grand avenues , the axial approaches , the
monumental scale , the enveloping greenery . . . . Living space , in the baroque
plan , was ...