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Casanova, the seduction of Europe, edited by Frederick Ilchman, Thomas Michie, C.D. Dickerson III, and Esther Bell ; with contributions by Meredith Chilton, Jeffrey Collins, Nina L. Dubin, Courtney Leigh Harris, James H. Johnson, Pamela A. Parmal, Malina Stefanovska, Susan M. Wager, and Michael Yonan

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Casanova, the seduction of Europe, edited by Frederick Ilchman, Thomas Michie, C.D. Dickerson III, and Esther Bell ; with contributions by Meredith Chilton, Jeffrey Collins, Nina L. Dubin, Courtney Leigh Harris, James H. Johnson, Pamela A. Parmal, Malina Stefanovska, Susan M. Wager, and Michael Yonan
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-299) and index
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contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrationsportraitsmapsphotographs
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Casanova
Nature of contents
bibliographycatalogs
Oclc number
990407261
Responsibility statement
edited by Frederick Ilchman, Thomas Michie, C.D. Dickerson III, and Esther Bell ; with contributions by Meredith Chilton, Jeffrey Collins, Nina L. Dubin, Courtney Leigh Harris, James H. Johnson, Pamela A. Parmal, Malina Stefanovska, Susan M. Wager, and Michael Yonan
Sub title
the seduction of Europe
Summary
In 18th-century Europe, while the old order reveled in the luxurious excesses of the Rococo style and the Enlightenment sowed the seeds of revolution, the shapeshifting libertine Giacomo Casanova seduced his way across the continent. Although notorious for the scores of amorous conquests he recorded in his remarkably frank memoirs, Casanova was just as practiced at charming his way into the most elite social circles, through an inimitable mix of literary ambition, improvisational genius and outright fraud. In his travels across Europe and through every level of society from the theatrical demimonde to royal courts, he was also seduced by the visual splendors he encountered. This volume accompanies the first major art exhibition outside Europe to lavishly recreate Casanova's visual world, from his birthplace of Venice, city of masquerades, to the cultural capitals of Paris and London and the outposts of Eastern Europe. It provides a survey of important works of 18th-century European art by masters such as Canaletto, Fragonard, Boucher, Houdon and Hogarth, along with exquisite decorative arts objects
Target audience
general
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