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The Resource Antiquarianism and the visual histories of Louis XIV : artifacts for a future past, Robert Wellington

Antiquarianism and the visual histories of Louis XIV : artifacts for a future past, Robert Wellington

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Antiquarianism and the visual histories of Louis XIV : artifacts for a future past
Title
Antiquarianism and the visual histories of Louis XIV
Title remainder
artifacts for a future past
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wellington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV: Artifacts for a Future Past provides a new interpretation of objects and images commissioned by Louis XIV (1638-1715) to document his reign for posterity. The Sun King's image-makers based their prediction of how future historians would interpret the material remains of their culture on contemporary antiquarian methods, creating new works of art as artifacts for a future time. The need for such items to function as historical evidence led to many pictorial developments, and medals played a central role in this. Coin-like in form but not currency, the medal was the consummate antiquarian object, made in imitation of ancient coins used to study the past. Yet medals are often elided from the narrative of the arts of ancient règime France, their neglect wholly disproportionate to the cultural status that they once held. This revisionary study uncovers a numismatic sensibility throughout the iconography of Louis XIV, and in the defining monuments of his age. It looks beyond the standard political reading of the works of art made to document Louis XIV's history, to argue that they are the results of a creative process wedded to antiquarianism, an intellectual culture that provided a model for the production of history in the grand siècle.--
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Wellington, Robert
Dewey number
944.033-C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis,
  • Classical antiquities
  • Art and history
  • France
Label
Antiquarianism and the visual histories of Louis XIV : artifacts for a future past, Robert Wellington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/dan.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/dan.
Contents
Introduction : Medals and the material turn in the King's history -- Antiquarianism at court -- The Petite Académie and the histoire métallique of Louis XIV -- The Cabinet des Médailles at Versailles -- Images inscribed and described by the Petite Académie -- The antiquarian origins of Louis XIV's medals books -- Portraiture, physiognomy, and the numismatic sensibility -- Numismatic resonances : Le Brun's cycle for the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles
Control code
FIEb17847709
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781472460332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia/dan.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930588784
Label
Antiquarianism and the visual histories of Louis XIV : artifacts for a future past, Robert Wellington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/dan.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/dan.
Contents
Introduction : Medals and the material turn in the King's history -- Antiquarianism at court -- The Petite Académie and the histoire métallique of Louis XIV -- The Cabinet des Médailles at Versailles -- Images inscribed and described by the Petite Académie -- The antiquarian origins of Louis XIV's medals books -- Portraiture, physiognomy, and the numismatic sensibility -- Numismatic resonances : Le Brun's cycle for the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles
Control code
FIEb17847709
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781472460332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia/dan.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930588784

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