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Figures of the Enlightenment

A Catalogue of Eighteenth-century Meissen from a Private Collection

A compelling record of eighteenth-century taste through pieces of Meissen porcelain.

This book presents more than one hundred specially commissioned photographs of eighteenth-century Meissen porcelain from a significant private collection, illuminating what elite consumers of that era valued, aspired to, and found entertaining. With an expert eye, each object is showcased in the round and up close, highlighting all important features. Detailed entries accompany each item and an introductory essay helps to place them in their proper historical context. Anyone with an interest in the decorative arts of the eighteenth century will find this book a feast for the eyes.

128 pages | 110 color plates | 7 1/2 x 10 1/4

Art: Art--General Studies

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"A catalogue of 18th-century Meissen porcelain from a private collection which otherwise would not have been seen by the general public, this illuminating hardback showcases work which is the epitome of the frivolous rococo style which attracts such modern artists as Jeff Koons. With over 100 specially commissioned photographs of figures, tableware and knick-knacks, with detailed entries on their historical context, this book will charm anyone with an eye for the decorative arts."

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