Baroque by John Rupert Martin

Baroque - John Rupert Martin

This book was required reading for a lovely college course on the art and architecture of the Gothic and the Baroque.

 

Cover photograph: Detail of the statue The Blessed Ludovica Albertoni (wikipedia)

 

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Contents:

Introduction

1. The Question of Style

2. Naturalism

3. The Passions of the Soul

4. The Transcendental View of Reality

5. Space

6. Time

7. Light

8. Attitudes to Antiquity

Appendix A. Peter Paul Rubens, On the Imitation of Statues

Appendix B. Paul Freart de Chantelou, Bernini in France

Appendix C. Arnold Houbraken, Life of Rembrandt

Appendix D. Francisco Pacheco, On the Aim of Painting

Appendix E. Philippe de Champaigne, On Poussin's Rebecca and Eliezer

Notes

Books for Further Reading

Catalogue of Illustrations

Index