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The universal Baroque, Peter Davidson

Label
The universal Baroque
Title
The universal Baroque
Statement of responsibility
Peter Davidson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'The nation-state is the enemy of the baroque.' This is the point of departure of this radical, even revolutionary, re-examination of the cultural history of the early-modern world. Drawing on sources in six languages, many of them hitherto unavailable to the English-speaking reader, and touching on the visual arts, architecture, music and literature, this study frees the word 'baroque' from being a term of periodisation (and too often, in English, a term of suspicion and denial) into being the descriptor for a network of circulation of ideas, words, plants, arts and energies which encompassed the totality of the early-modern world. This new mapping offers the hybridity of the arts of Ibero-America, the fruitful combination of the local and the international, as a way of re-examining the arts of the British Isles and Ireland, particularly the little-known Latinate high culture of seventeenth century Ireland and Scotland. It challenges also the anachronistic imposition of the modern idea of 'capitals of culture' on to the early-modern world, whose international culture fused the local and the international to the degree that remote settlements in Peru and Bolivia, a castle in Aberdeenshire, or an Episcopal Palace in what is now Serbia functioned as cultural centres as important as Madrid or London. This challenging book forces a reconsideration of many of the prejudices of the Anglophone perception of cultural history and in doing so opens to the reader a world of wonders: the allegorical dramas of Ireland and Belgrade; the arquebusier angels of Cuzco painting; the operas and festival music of Bolivia; the vertiginous architectural fantasies of the Jacobite exiles. --
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1957-
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Davidson, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art, Baroque
  • Arts, Baroque
  • Decorative arts, Baroque
Label
The universal Baroque, Peter Davidson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in paperback 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
016605961
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 208 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780719075728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The universal Baroque, Peter Davidson
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in paperback 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
016605961
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 208 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780719075728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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