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Papal Art and Cultural Politics : Rome in the Age of Clement XI

Christopher M. S. Johns

Published by Cambridge University Press, 1993
ISBN 10: 0521416396 / ISBN 13: 9780521416399
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Title: Papal Art and Cultural Politics : Rome in ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: HRD

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Hardcover, a large number of small brownish spots on top edge of book, 7 marks from insect excrement (?) on edges of book, slight tan on jacket, small stain on back jacket, otherwise in very good condition, however because of brown spots and marks from insect excrement (?) on the whole only acceptable condition. Bookseller Inventory # 83027

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Synopsis: This book examines the intellectual, cultural, political, and social context of papal art during the first quarter of the eighteenth century. Separating the early eighteenth century from the context that created the Roman Baroque, this study posits that the cultural programme of Pope Clement XI Albani redirected papal art patronage away from individualism and toward the institutional emphasis that still characterises the Papacy as a cultural and spiritual entity. This book will be of interest to historians of Italian art, architecture, culture, and preservation as well as to those interested in the history of the Papacy and Italian intellectualism.

Book Description: This book examines the intellectual, cultural, political, and social context of papal art during the first quarter of the eighteenth century.

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