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ART ON PAPER, EPHEMERAL ART IN THE LOW COUNTRIES: THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY OF THE ARCHDUKES ALBERT AND ISABELLA INTO ANTWERP, 1599. Tamar Cholcman. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2015. 250 pp. ISBN 9782503543413 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: The ephemeral art of festival, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, was created for public events, such as triumphal processions, weddings and court funerals. Large-scale monuments combining painting, sculpture and the performing arts were devised for the duration of the event, but as soon as this was over, these extravagant constructions were dismantled and their individual components ultimately destroyed. Before the monuments ceased to exist, the city council would ensure their conservation in words and images, thus materializing the ephemeral art of festival into the more lasting medium of word and image on paper... This study offers a new approach to an analysis of the art of such events, based on Bochius' book: The Triumphal Entry of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella. Offering a unique and innovative interpretation of the ephemeral art books, a particular relation is revealed between the ephemeral event itself and its documentation in a book. Examining the role of the author (in this case Bochius) as the sole designer of the event, the monuments and their documentation (the book), requires an idiosyncratic reading of the text, which in turns provides a more valid interpretative framework for the book, and hence also for the artwork.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 152109
Paperbound $116.00 nota bene: See Comment Above.

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