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A delicate matter : art, fragility, and consumption in eighteenth-century France

Title
A delicate matter : art, fragility, and consumption in eighteenth-century France / Oliver Wunsch.
ISBN
9780271095288
0271095288
Publication
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2024]
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
xii, 177 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 26 cm
Summary
"Examines how fragile and decaying artworks transformed the relation between art, time, and value in eighteenth-century France"-- Provided by publisher
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 22, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : the fragile and the flimsy
Watteau's Délicatesse
Pastel and the allure of fragility
Wax, fire, and the fashion for permanence
Clodion's fragile monuments
Epilogue : this is so contemporary.
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