Book: Michael Marrinan «Romantic Paris: Histories of a Cultural Landscape, 1800-1850»

Romantic Paris: Histories of a Cultural Landscape, 1800-1850

"Romantic Paris" is a richly illustrated survey of cultural life in Paris during some of the most tumultuous decades of the city's history. Between the coups d'tat of Napolon Bonaparte and of his nephew, Louis-Napolon, Paris weathered extremes of political and economic fortune. Once the shining capital of a pan-European empire, it was overrun by foreign armies. Projects for grand public works were delayed and derailed by plague, armed uprisings, and civil war. At the same time, Paris was the theater of a revolution in the arts that challenged classical culture by depicting the vagaries of contemporary life and the thrill of unbridled experimentation. "Romantic Paris" produced Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and Courbet's Burial at Ornans. It was both the setting and inspiration for Hugo's Les Misrables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable set new standards for operatic productions, and audiences thrilled to the virtuoso performances of Paganini and...

Издательство: "Stanford University Press" (2009)

Формат: 230x260, 488 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-8047-5062-2

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