Classicism and the Baroque in Europe (The History of the Decorative Arts)
Price: 36.00 USD
New York: Abbeville Press, 1992. White cloth, blue and illus. dust jacket in mylar cover, 496 pp. 700+ color plates. The second volume in a series focused on the study of the decorative arts from the late 15th century to the early 20th. This one treats the period from 1630 to 1760, and features the five ornamental mofits of the auricular style, acanthus, arabesques, chinoiserie and rocaille. Focuses on architecture, painting, sculpture, interior decoration, furniture, tapestry, embroidery, bookbinding, ceramics, and metalwork. Highly illustrated, as you may imagine. VG (Ex-art library, with spine label, i.d. marks on book block edges and on outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; dj cover has some slight scuffs; page edges are tanning lightly; text and illus. are clean.).