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The Spiritual Rococo: Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia

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A groundbreaking approach to Rococo religious decor and spirituality in Europe and South America, The Spiritual Rococo addresses three basic conundrums that impede our understanding of eighteenth-century aesthetics and culture. Why did the Rococo, ostensibly the least spiritual style in the pre-Modern canon, transform into one of the world's most important modes for adorning sacred spaces? And why is Rococo still treated as a decadent nemesis of the Enlightenment when the two had fundamental characteristics in common? This ...

The Spiritual Rococo: Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia 2014, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409400639

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