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Seller: ancientgifts (4,259) 99.4%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381736152077 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Age of Rococo by Terisio Pignatti. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 157 pages. Publisher: Cameo / Paul Hamlyn; (1969). The first half of the eighteenth century is perhaps the most exquisitely stylish period in European art. This was the time of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour, of Watteau’s “fetes galantes”, and Tiepolo’s allegories; of Sevres and Meissen porcelain, or Oeben’s and Riesener’s furniture. The Rococo was an aristocratic style, and one after another of the courts of Europe followed the lead of Versailles until Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, Austria, Italy, and Spain had all taken it up. Delicate, swirling, feminine and frivolous, it was to be felt in all the arts, from the splendid architecture of the Zwinger in Dresden or the Wurzburg Residenz, to a pair of Nymphenburg porcelain lovers. The elegant vitality of the Rococo style is marvelously brought out in the illustrations while Pignatti’s absorbing text describes the arts throughout Europe’s most exuberant period. CONDITION: Lightly read hardcover w/dustjacket. Cameo/Paul Hamlyn (1969) 157 pages. Light edgewear and rubbing to dustjacket, including a couple of tiny (1/4 inch) closed edge tears which have been neatly repaired and are almost indiscernible. Pages are ever-so-slightly, faintly yellowed at the edges, but otherwise are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, and tightly bound. White cloth covers are clean and without blemish. Satisfaction guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: It is widely held that the first half of the 18th century covers the period of the Rococo style. This period of history is extremely complex. Far-reaching political and social revolutions were taking place, and philosophers, scientists, and artists brought their ideas to maturity in France, Italy, Germany, the Low Countries, England, and Spain. The eighteenth century is also a time of intense creativity, both in a spiritual as well as a practical sense. This account of the art of the history defines the aspects of the art of the period, their formal aims, stylistic practices, and generally diffused forms. A brief glance at the geography of the arts in Europe in the first decade of the eighteenth century reveals an unusual panorama. It shows that the figurative language has evolved in a precise direction, whether in the graceful pavilions of the Trianon at Versailles, the arabesque-decorated rooms of the Hotel de Soubise in Paris, the Sans-Souci Palace in Potsdam, the Residency Theatre in Munich, the pale honey-colored abbeys of Franconia or the brilliant gilded ornamentation of the altars in Munich. There is undoubtedly a connection between the Arcadian sweetness of Watteau’s “Return from Cythera” and the beauty of Boucher’s “Diana Bathing”; Pellegrini’s “Rebecca” and Tiepolo’s “Beauty Conquering Time”; a porcelain harlequin by Bustelli and a shepherdess in a Neapolitan crib; an engraving by Fragonard and the fairylike grotesques of Piranesi’s “Capriccio Romano”. The Europe of Diderot and Voltaire, Goldoni and Metastasio; Vivaldi and Bach; shares a common inspiration, revealing itself in many local variations. The spirit of artists in different countries colors this common thread and changes the externals, but a similar imagination develops in similar directions. This is the language of the Rococo, the aesthetic movement uniting the figurative arts of eighteenth century Europe, however diverse the art may appear on the surface. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is part of the Cameo series of books on art and antiques originally published in 1966 in Italy; and eventually republished in 1969 and 1970 by Hamlyn Publishing and Octopus Books of London. Printed on a heavy coated stock, it includes 69 full color plates. Visually spectacular, it is also a very intellectually gratifying and educational read. It contains a remarkable survey of the Age of Rococo in Europe; architecture, art, porcelains, furniture, sculpture, etc.. A remarkable, elegant, and visually stunning publication. REVIEW: The first half of the 18th century is perhaps the most exquisitely stylish period in European art. The elegant style of Rococo period is brought out in the color illustrations while the author's text describes the arts throughout Europe. REVIEW: With 69 plates in full color, this book defines and discusses the Rococo style of French and Italian decoration and art. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Magnificent! Perhaps too small be to called a “coffee table” book, but the quality and content are certainly in that realm. This is a wonderful, high quality book produced in the U.K. in English for distribution world wide. The full color plates are simply magnificent, and the images are of the most fabulous examples of European Rococo art. A real visual extravaganza. High quality binding and great color prints! It is a wonderful reference for those interested in the history of European art and antiques, with wonderful pictures even for whose who just want to admire the incredible richness of the style. Still a wonderful reference despite being produced in 1966 (the art remains absolutely unchanged). Truly enlightening with rapturous photographs, this was considered a classic and authoritative source when it was first published, and it remains so today. REVIEW: Superb layout and photography. Originally printed 1966 Milan. Reprinted as one of an important series. Superb full-color photographs of paintings, sculpture, and architecture. Text is in English with Italian references in back. The period of Rococo is well defined and illustrated through photography and text. This book provides a well integrated study of the subject, yet requires minimal time to complete reading. The reader is absorbed. One emerges very well informed on Rococo art as a historical period. REVIEW: This book on Rococo Art contains beautiful colored prints of some of the most famous art of the period. The art of this period is a wonder to behold. The book has 158 pages. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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