Decorative games : ornament, rhetoric, and noble culture in the work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742)
- Jean-François Bédard.
- Newark, DE : University of Delaware Press, c2011.
- Physical description
- 286 p. : ill., plan ; 29 cm.
- University of Delaware Press studies in 17th- and 18th- century art and culture.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-284) and index.
- Chapter 1
- 1. Introduction
- Chapter 2
- 2. Notes on the Facsimile
- Chapter 3
- 3. Facsimile of Oppenord's Ornamented Copy of the Ripa-Baudoin Iconologie
- Chapter 4
- 4. Facsimile Key
- Chapter 5
- Appendix I: List of Oppenord's Principal Projects and Buildings
- Chapter 6
- Appendix II: Transcription of the "Etat et description de l'Hotel de Cambray" (1749)
- Chapter 7
- Appendix III: Bibliographic Description of Ripa-Baudouin's Iconologie (Paris, 1636).
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). In charge of the buildings and grounds of Philippe, duke of Orleans, regent of France during the minority of Louis XV, Oppenord was at the center of the architectural practice of his time. As made evident by this album, his consummate draftsmanship, praised by his contemporaries and coveted by collectors, exceeded by far the practical demands usually required of architects. On a copy of the first French edition of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia, published by Jean Baudoin in 1636 with engravings by Jacques de Bie, Oppenord drew vignettes, head and tail pieces, borders and other ornamental motifs. For the first time, this publication reproduces Oppenord's album in its initial state. Today's reassembled and rebound album of sixty sheets bears little resemblance to Oppenord's original copy. A bibliographic analysis of the Ripa-Baudoin book, based on a copy kept at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, and confirmed by a previously unnoticed numbering by Oppenord, guided this first reconstitution. In lieu of a haphazard succession of sketches, it reveals Oppenord's fascinating interplay between text, engraved and drawn images.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Oppenord, Gilles-Marie, 1672-1742 > Criticism and interpretation.
- Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645. Iconologia.
- Decoration and ornament, Rococo > France.
- Decoration and ornament > Social aspects > France.
- Interior decoration > France > History > 18th century.
- Interior decoration > Social aspects > France.
- Art and society > France > History > 18th century.
- France > Intellectual life > 18th century.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Ornament, rhetoric, and noble culture in the work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742)
- Studies in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art and culture
- Based on of author's thesis.
- Co-published with the Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, Inc.
- 9781611490084 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 1611490081 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 9781611490091 (ebk.)
- 161149009X (ebk.)
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