Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Decorative Games : Ornament, Rhetoric, and Noble Culture in the Work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742), Hardback Book

Decorative Games : Ornament, Rhetoric, and Noble Culture in the Work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742) Hardback

Part of the Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century Art and Culture series

Hardback

Description

This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672 1742).

For the first time, this publication reproduces in their initial state the embellishments Oppenord drew over the first French edition of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia.

In lieu of a haphazard succession of sketches, it reveals Oppenord's fascinating interplay between text, engraved and drawn images, one patterned on the art of conversation and the linguistic games cultivated in elite Parisian circles.

Information

  • Format:Hardback
  • Pages:288 pages
  • Publisher:University of Delaware Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category:
  • ISBN:9781611490084

£76.00

£64.95

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Jean-Francois Bedard

Also in the Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century Art and Culture series   |  View all