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DER TRAUM VOM GLUCK: DIE KUNST DES HISTORISMUS IN EUROPA (The Dream of Prosperity: The Art of Historicism in Europe). Ed. by Hermann Fillitz and Werner Telesko. Kunstlerhaus and Akademie der bildenden Kunste, Vienna, 1996. Organized by Bundesministerium fur Unterricht und kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Vienna. 24th Council of Europe Exhibition. Published in association with Christian Brandstatter Verlag, Vienna. 720 pp. with 770 ills. (305 col.). 29 x 25 cm. LC 97-108259 ISBN 3854476523 In German.
Was $100.00; save 40%! Offering a panoramic examination of historicist trends in 19th-century European art and architecture, this massive catalogue thoroughly documents an exhibition of more than 1100 diverse works illustrating the widespread revival of archaic styles and themes during the period, the selection encompassing furnishings, metalwork, ceramics and other decorative objects; architectural drawings and photographs; and a varied array of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by such artists as Hans Makart, Edwin Landseer, Jan Matejko, Moritz von Schwind and Paul Delaroche. Thirty scholarly essays include broad discussions of the social, political and philosophical foundations of 19th-century historicism as well as focused assessments of such topics as historicist currents in Italian, Belgian, Russian and Eastern European painting, the character of public monuments in the 19th century, the architecture of Vienna's renowned Ringstrasse, and the conflation of historicist and avant-garde elements in the work of such artists as Manet and Gauguin.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 01,06,15,33,44
Worldwide Number: 025899
Hardcover $60.00    

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