Cythera Regained?: The Rococo Revival in European Literature and the Arts, 1830-1910

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Art - 240 pages
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This is the first comprehensive study of the Rococo revival in nineteenth-century European literature and the arts, and examines developments in France and Germany, England and Austria, as well as contributions from America and Russia. The first half of the book comprises a thematic account of literary examples of the Rococo revival organized into perceptual modes: theatrical, oriental, pastoral, and musical. The second half is chronological, tracing shifts in cultural ambience between 1830 and 1910 in twenty-year stages, dealing with different types phenomena: critical perspectives, decorative arts, painting, music, and literature. All readers drawn to the literature, arts, and culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and especially to period styles and interartistic relations, will be engaged by this study, which also includes sixty-nine illustrations. Ken Ireland is an Associate Lecturer for the Open University.
  

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Contents

Introduction
13
EighteenthCentury Rococo
19
Theatrical Mode
31
Oriental Mode
37
Pastoral Mode
59
Musical Mode
75
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Conclusion
178
Notes
183
Bibliography
203
Index
219
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Ken Ireland is currently an Associate Lecturer for the Open University in the UK, and has taught numerous Continuing Education courses for the universities of Cambridge, London, Essex, and East Anglia.

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