Publication : “The encompassing city : Streetscapes in early modern art and culture”.

BLUMIN Stuart, The encompassing city : Streetscapes in early modern art and culture, Manchester, Manchester university press, 2016, 256 p.

BLUMIN Stuart, The encompassing city :
Streetscapes in early modern art and culture, Manchester, Manchester university press, 2016, 256 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

The streetscape – the closely observed, faithfully rendered view of the city’s streets, squares, canals, buildings and people – was a new artistic genre of the early modern era, a period in which the city itself was assuming new forms and taking on new roles in Europe and America. This unique book reopens the window of the early city view makers by tracing earlier forms of urban representation in European art into the sudden coalescence of the new genre in Italy and the Low Countries during the middle years of the seventeenth century. It explores the rapid expansion and diffusion of the genre through the eighteenth century, its appeal to such artists as Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto, Francesco Guardi, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and its embrace of a culture of secular improvement more commonly understood through the writings of Enlightenment philosophes.

To examine the long history of the genre is to learn much about the early modern city, and to rediscover many beautiful and long-forgotten works of art.

Stuart M. Blumin is Professor of History at Cornell University and Director of Cornell in Washington.

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Maxime Georges Métraux (22 décembre 2016). Publication : “The encompassing city : Streetscapes in early modern art and culture”. Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l'Art Moderne. Consulté le 23 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/p6ax


Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.

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