Catalog of an exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mar. 16-May 28, 2000 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 25-Sept. 17, 2000. Includes bibliographical references (p. 592-620) and index.
The entrepôt of Europe / Christopher M.S. Johns — Arcadian Rome, universal capital of the arts / Liliana Barroero and Stefano Susinno — Key figures in eighteenth-century Rome / Ornella Francisci Osti — Chronology / Jon L. Seydl — Catalogue : Architecture ; Decorative arts ; Sculpture ; Paintings ; Drawings ; Prints
“Caught between the Theatricality of the Baroque and the acute sensibility of Romanticism, art in Rome in the eighteenth century has long been a neglected area of study.” “The grand scale and spectacular diversity of the period are comprehensively captured for the first time in this definitive history of the period, produced to accompany a major U.S. exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and documenting the work of over 150 artists. With over 450 illustrations, and texts by an outstanding array of experts from around the world, Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century provides a massively authoritative survey of a fascinating era.”–BOOK JACKET
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