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Rinceaux et figures

L’ornement en France au XVIIe siècle

Under the direction of Emmanuel Coquery

Contributions by Alain Mérot, Christian Michel, Christine Aribaud, Michèle Bimbenet-Privat, Enrico Colle, Sophie Hache, Jean-Yves Hameline, Sandrine Herman, Anne Kraatz, Jacqueline Lacroix-Vaubois (de), Bénédicte Renaud, Danièle Véron-Denise, Thibaut Wolvesperges

€ 75.00 tax included

Initially considered as the very substance of artistic form and beauty, ornamentation, over the course of the 17th century, tended to be associated with the superfluous or a form of vanity, and was reserved for arts that could only be minor. What is thus the true status of ornament? What place does it hold in the arts of the time, from the creation to the completion of works? What aesthetic challenges does it pose? By striving to answer these questions, this book aims to help define the meaning of artistic beauty for the 17th century.


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272 pages, paperback, 24.5 x 28 cm, 192 color and black-and-white illustrations.

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Related event

Proceedings of the symposium held at the Musée du Louvre on June 21 and 22, 2002.


17th century
ISBN French2-901785-99-9
French only


Éditions Monelle Hayot