Rome, 1630

The Horizon of the Early Baroque, Followed by Five Essays on Seventeenth-Century Art

Yves Bonnefoy

Rome, 1630

Yves Bonnefoy

Distributed for Seagull Books

Edited, Translated, and with a Afterword by Hoyt Rogers
460 pages | 140 color plates, 33 halftones | 6 x 7 1/2 | © 2018
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780857425966 Published November 2020 World sales rights except India
Velazquez. Poussin. Carvaggio. Bernini. Despite their disparate backgrounds, these greats of European Baroque art converged at one remarkable place in time: Rome, 1630. In response to the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Church turned to these masters of Baroque art to craft works celebrating the glories of the heavens manifested on earth. And so, with glittering monuments like Bernini’s imposing bronze columns in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, 1630 came to be the crossroads of seventeenth-century art, religion, and power.

In Rome, 1630, the renowned French poet and critic Yves Bonnefoy devotes his attention to this single year in the Baroque period in European art. Richly illustrated with artwork that reveals the unique, yet instructive, place of Rome in 1630 in European art history, Bonnefoy dives deep into this transformative movement. The inclusion of five additional essays on seventeenth-century art situate Bonnefoy’s analysis within a lively debate on Baroque art and art history. Translator Hoyt Rogers's afterword pays homage to the author himself, situating Rome, 1630 in Bonnefoy’s productive career as a premier French poet and critic.
 
Contents
A Note on the 1994 Edition
A Note on the Present Edition
Rome, 1630: The Horizon of the Early Baroque
Notes and Supplements
Five Essays on Seventeenth-Century Art
1. One of the Centuries of the Cult of Images
2. Elsheimer and His Kindred
3. ‘A Ceres at Night, by Adam?Elsheimer’
4. A Debate of 1630: ’The Plague at Ashdod’ and ’The Abduction of the Sabine Women’
5. ’The Shepherds of Arcadia’
Bibliography
Translator’s Notes
Translator’s Afterword: ‘Ut poesis pictura’: Yves Bonnefoy and the Poetry of Art
A Supplementary Bibliography
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