PERSONIFICATIONS and SYMBOLS, An index to H.F. Gravelot and C.N. Cochin's Iconologie par Figures

Ester Lels

Editore: NL Mare 2011, 2011
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Hardback, 280 pp., ill.215 x 320 mm,Languages: English and French, ISBN 9789490944018. A must-have reference work for all art professionals, from museum curators to art educators, and a great book for art lovers, art buyers or anyone curious about the personifications and symbols depicted on their painting, print, sculpture, clock, silver or furniture. At the end of the eighteenth century the well-known engravers Hubert François Gravelot and Charles Nicolas Cochin compiled the four-volume Iconologie par Figures, comprising illustrations of hundreds of personifications and their attributes. This encyclopedic work, enjoyed tremendous success and served artists as a standard source-book of allegorical motifs until well into the nineteenth century. Lels has taken the Iconologie to create a new, comprehensive and easy-to-search lexicon of personifications and symbols, as a modern day reader would want it. The index allows the contemporary viewer to interpret art and artifacts, starting with the attributes. It offers a clear alphabetical list of the attributes associated with Gravelot and Cochin?s 400 personifications, together with a pictorial overview to make searching even easier. Never before has such thorough research been attempted into the attributes in the Iconologie par Figures. The relevance of this work extends beyond painting and sculpture to encompass applied art pieces, featuring allegorical scenes. The result is an insightful manual: an important and commendable new source for art history. The book also contains a high quality reprint of the original 1791 edition: Iconologie par Figures ou Traité complet des Allégories, Emblêmes etc. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs, et pouvant servir à l?éducation des jeunes personnes, issued by the Parisian publisher Le Pan. Features - Index in English of more than 400 personifications and their attributes - Containing a high quality reprint of the Iconologie par Figures, 0 g. Codice inventario libreria 28830

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Titolo: PERSONIFICATIONS and SYMBOLS, An index to ...

Casa editrice: NL Mare 2011

Data di pubblicazione: 2011

Legatura: Hardcover

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