China and Greco-Roman Antiquity: Overture to a Study of the Vase in Eighteenth-Century France

China and Greco-Roman Antiquity: Overture to a Study of the Vase in Eighteenth-Century France

Kristel Smentek   One of the more remarkable aspects of eighteenth-century European art is the proliferation of vases, both as physical objects and design ideas. From the illustrated volume dedicated to them in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach’s historical survey of architecture, Entwurff einer historischen Architectur (1721), to the near…

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