University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, 
Book — 1 online resource
The legislative body
Aux armes, citoyens!
The citoyenne tallien in prison
The national Elysee
Duty and happiness.
"Examines the genre of portraiture and the political and cultural role of images in Revolutionary France. Focuses on portraiture as a privileged site for the elaboration of modern notions of selfhood and political agency"--Provided by publisher.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013.
Book — 1 online resource (230 pages)
List of Figures Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations
1 Made of Money: Transparent Bodies, Authentic Values, Paper Signs
2 Between States: Passports, Certificates, and Citizens
3 Revolutionary Models/Model Revolutionaries: Architecture, Print, and Participation at the Festival of the Federation
4 Performing the Bastille: Pierre-Francois Palloy and the Memory-Work of the Revolution
5 Material Futures: Marking Time in a Revolutionary Almanac
6 Paper Traces: Playing Games with the Revolutionary Past Conclusion
Notes Bibliography Index.
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In revolutionary France the life of things could not be assured. War, shortage of materials, and frequent changes in political authority meant that few large-scale artworks or permanent monuments to the Revolution's memory were completed. On the contrary, visual practice in revolutionary France was characterized by the production and circulation of a range of transitional, provisional, ephemeral, and half-made images and objects, from printed paper money, passports, and almanacs to temporary festival installations and relics of the demolished Bastille. Addressing this mass of images conventionally ignored in art history, The Politics of the Provisional contends that they were at the heart of debates on the nature of political authenticity and historical memory during the French Revolution. Thinking about material durability, this book suggests, was one of the key ways in which revolutionaries conceptualized duration, and it was crucial to how they imagined the Revolution's transformative role in history. The Politics of the Provisional is the first book in the Art History Publication Initiative (AHPI), a collaborative grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Thanks to the AHPI grant, this book is available on a variety of popular e-book platforms. (source: Nielsen Book Data)