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The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France (Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism) Hardcover – July 13, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0521495011 ISBN-10: 0521495016

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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism
  • Hardcover: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 13, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521495016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521495011
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,319,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...Duro's book serves as another significant contribution in the ongoing reassessment of the origins of modernism and as an indispensible survey of the range of Academic pictorial theory in the ancien régime." Journal of Modern History

Book Description

The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France is the first study in over a century devoted to the creation of one of the most important European institutions of art, the French Academie Royale. Founded in the mid-1660s, the Academy institutionalized the discourse around painting and became a decisive influence on painting until the close of the nineteenth century. The Academy redefined almost every aspect of art the nature of art training, the sources of patronage, the social standing of the artist, and the place of the arts in national life.

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