Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture

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At the end of the 18th century, a philosophical shift in idea and form occurred that shaped the basis for the Romantic era. This age was achieved self-consciously through theory and encompassed the arts and literature. It includes a plethora of styles that are today gathered together under the umbrella of Romanticism, but it also draws much from the preceding Neoclassicism. Romanticism is largely an intellectual movement that grew out of the lingering effects of the revolt against aristocratic rule that begin with the French Revolution. It includes the works of such greats as Jacques-Louis David, Frederic Edwin Church, EugAune Delacroix, Winslow Homer, Victor Hugo, Francisco Goya, Thomas Cole, and William Blake. The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture provides an overview of Romanticism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the late 18th century style. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures and events. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Romanticism.Born in County Durham to a soldier and his wife, Salvin was first educated at the Durham School and was then ... The structural aspects of the soaring Gothic ceilings, the complex vaulting systems, and the use of heavy stonework ... In 1823, Newman purchased the country house estate, and in 1827 he hired Salvin to rebuild the baroque-era home into a ... It is characterized by a more regional expression of the Gothic style that features the four-centered arch and oriel windows.

Title:Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture
Author:Allison Lee Palmer
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2011-06-10


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