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Description - A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art by Linda Walsh

A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art offers an introductory overview of the art, artists, and artistic movements of this exuberant period in European art, and the social, economic, philosophical, and political debates that helped shape them.

Covers both artistic developments and critical approaches to the period by leading contemporary scholars


Uses an innovative framework to emphasize the roles of tradition, modernity, and hierarchy in the production of artistic works of the period


Reveals the practical issues connected with the production, sale, public and private display of art of the period


Assesses eighteenth-century art's contribution to what we now refer to as 'modernity'


Includes numerous illustrations, and is accompanied by online resources examining art produced outside Europe and its relationship with the West, along with other useful resources

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