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The Resource The Enlightenment against the Baroque : economics and aesthetics in the eighteenth century, Remy Saisselin

The Enlightenment against the Baroque : economics and aesthetics in the eighteenth century, Remy Saisselin

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The Enlightenment against the Baroque : economics and aesthetics in the eighteenth century
Title
The Enlightenment against the Baroque
Title remainder
economics and aesthetics in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Remy Saisselin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • How do the seemingly disparate arenas of Enlightenment philosophy, economic theories, boudoir etiquette, literary styles, and artistic modes coincide in the late eighteenth century? In his poetic essay on the evolution of the idea of luxury and art, Remy Saisselin plots their intersection through precise, witty examples. Saisselin convincingly describes the development of our modern taste, ultimately the successor of the more spiritual and grand baroque taste. His analysis both illuminates and distinguishes between eighteenth-century and modern varieties of conspicuous consumption
  • In this elegant and persuasive Pascalian disquisition, Saisselin depicts the rise of luxe as an escape from ennui, especially for its major proponents like Madame de Pompadour. Further, the author shows that in the eighteenth century, for the first time in European history, a significantly large class of wealthy, leisured people emerged to make art, luxury, and the avoidance of boredom more widespread preoccupations than previously thought. By drawing on a wide variety of contexts, Saisselin provides a lucid picture of the first phases in the emergence of a specifically bourgeois taste arising from the contradictions between luxury and economic theory
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DLC
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1925-
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Saisselin, Rémy G.
Dewey number
940.2/53
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB411
LC item number
.S23 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Quantum books
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  • Civilization, Baroque
  • Enlightenment
  • Europe
Label
The Enlightenment against the Baroque : economics and aesthetics in the eighteenth century, Remy Saisselin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-148) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24064873
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
156 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9780520072954
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91024107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaOLN)1385301
Label
The Enlightenment against the Baroque : economics and aesthetics in the eighteenth century, Remy Saisselin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24064873
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
156 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9780520072954
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91024107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaOLN)1385301

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