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From Pigalle to Préault

From Pigalle to Préault
Neoclassicism and the Sublime in French Sculpture, 1760–1840

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  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2003
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521443265


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  • From Pigalle to Préault is the first comprehensive study of sculpture produced in France between 1760 and 1840. Examining the momentous changes in form and meaning that occurred in this genre during this period, Alison West situates these developments within the context of the social upheavals leading to and following the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. She traces important developments, such as the rise and fall of the neoclassical style, while applying new methodologies to the study of this subject. Richly illustrated with over 300 halftones and eight colour plates, this work makes accessible an important body of art production that has been neglected in the literature of art history.

    • The first book to cover this period in French sculpture
    • Richly illustrated with over 300 halftones and eight colour plates, including works seldom seen before
    • An ideal textbook for the period
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    'The splendid illustrations in Alison West's book offer a comprehensive view of French sculpture over eight decades.' Burlington Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521443265
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 288 x 224 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.47kg
    • contains: 322 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2003
  • Table of Contents

    1. Of moral instruction
    2. Towards classicism and nudity in French sculpture
    3. The Goujon 'Revival' in France
    4. Rome
    5. Early neoclassicism in France
    6. French sculpture after 1789
    7. The sublime, gigantism, the persistence of illusion and the ugly
    8. Canova, Flaxman and the vicissitudes of the international style in France
    9. The Elgin Marbles and the end of the international style in France.

  • Author

    Alison West

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