The universal Baroque
- Peter Davidson.
- Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007.
- Physical description
- xv, 208 p.,  pages of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
- Davidson, Peter, 1957-
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgments-- List of Illustrations-- Introduction--
- 1. British Baroque--
- 2. Hybridity-- Mestizaje-- Cultural bilinguality--
- 3. The Shape of the Baroque World: Learning the Baroque.-- Epilogue: Giardini Buonaccorsi, The Opera of S. Francisco Xavier-- Bibliography-- Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book examines the notion of the concept of the 'baroque', seeing it as the descriptor for a network of circulation of ideas, words, plants, arts and energies which encompassed the globe. It is hugely erudite study, based on texts from six different languages, many of which have not been examined in the English-speaking world before. It uses examples from the visual arts, architecture, music and literature. It provides a radical, even revolutionary examination of the cultural history of the early-modern world. It opens out the study of the early-modern world from the usual 'Western' subjects into a truly global phenomenon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9780719075728 (hbk.)
- 0719075726 (hbk.)
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