Rethinking the Baroque
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Art - 243 pages
Retrieving the term 'baroque' from the margins of art history, where it has been sidelined as 'anachronistic', scholars from a range of disciplines reconsider the usefulness of the term 'baroque', while avoiding simply rehearsing familiar policing of periodization, stylistic boundaries, categories or essence. They demonstrate that it is a productive means to engage with visual culture, particularly architectural history and theory. The book explores a tension. In recent years, the idea of 'baroque' or 'the baroque' has been seized upon by scholars from a range of disciplines and the term 'baroque' has consequently been much in evidence in writings on contemporary culture, especially architecture and entertainment. Most of the scholars concerned have little knowledge of the art, literature, and history of the period usually associated with the baroque.
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