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THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE: PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN THE TIME OF VELAZQUEZ. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, 2016. Published by Hirmer Verlag, Munich. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 336 pp. with 280 col. ills. 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783777425269 In English.
Publisher's description: El Siglo de Oro -- the Spanish Golden Age that took place during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- is one of the most intriguing chapters in the history of Western culture: while the country's art flourished as it had never before, Spain itself experienced the rise and fall of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and subsequent political decline. An introduction to this important epoch of European cultural history, this book showcases the diversity of Spanish art from this century in all its rich complexity. Written by eminent specialists on seventeenth-century Spanish art, the essays produced here provide a nuanced look at the period, from El Greco to the idealistic scenes of the triumphant high baroque. The authors travel among Spain's regional cultural centers, delivering an in-depth study of the production of art in each locale and delving into the work of the era's great artists, such as Diego Velazquez, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, and Francisco de Zurbaran. An exhibition catalogue features selected works from numerous international collections, including those from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin -- one of the most important collections of Spanish art in Germany -- and many other works not easily accessible to the public.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Spain — 1600-1800 — Painting, Sculpture
Plans: 71,01,06,07,08,09,10,15
Worldwide Number: 037111
Hardcover $49.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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