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Magnificent Entertainments

Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals


Συγγραφέας: Doderer-Winkler Melanie
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300186420
Σειρά βιβλίου: Studies in British Art
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 320
Διαστάσεις: 29x3x24
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Magnificent Entertainments"

A thoroughly original study of ephemeral architecture and design, Magnificent Entertainments examines the spectacular displays created for large-scale public and private celebrations in the Georgian period. The book focuses on a number of specific occasions - including elegant country fetes, lavish galas, royal events and historical commemorations - that employed elaborate decorative measures to outshine all other attractions and diversions. It explores the role of leading architects Robert Adam and William Chambers as well as members of the Royal Academy of Arts in creating exceptional party settings for royalty and aristocracy, and adapting well-known public venues for one-night extravaganzas. The author delves into the materials used for construction and embellishment throughout the period: artful applications of dyed sugar, sand, marble dust or chalk lent lustre and colour to tables and floors, whilst painted scenery and transparencies created from thousands of variegated lamps transformed existing venues into unfamiliar marvels. Spectacular stand-alone firework temples and temporary reception rooms were often crafted of little more than wood, canvas and paint. Drawing on primary sources including personal letters, diary entries, bills and newspaper accounts, this book investigates how successful these fanciful designs were in creating fleeting moments of delight with lasting impact and popular appeal.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Doderer-Winkler Melanie
Σειρά βιβλίου: Studies in British Art
ISBN: 9780300186420
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 08/10/2013
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 320
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 1626 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 29x3x24 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 133 color + 100 b-w illus.

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